Sneaking Past the Senate

December 1978
New Republic;12/8/78, Vol. 179 Issue 24, p2
Discusses United States President Jimmy Carter's efforts toward creation of a strategic arms limitation treaty (SALT) agreement with the Soviet Union. Congressional power to kill SALT II if it is sent up as a treaty; Possibility of an executive agreement; Political disaster to result from Senate rejection of SALT; Number of treaties and executive agreements concluded by past presidents; Carter's political appeasements to the hawks; Arms spending over the next 15 years will increase by $100 billion without SALT.


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