SALT Disaster Coming?

November 1977
National Review;11/11/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 44, p1282
The article reports that U.S. President Jimmy Carter's administration is prepared to negotiate vital and innovative U.S. weapons to achieve Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II agreement with the Soviet Union. President Carter first took a relatively tough attitude on the issues of human rights and arms control with Moscow. According to columnist William Safire, the Carter Administration had previously demanded that the Soviets withdraw 68,000 front-line troops and 1,700 modern tanks. Now the U.S. is proposing that the Soviets withdraw any 1,500 tanks and any 68,000 troops. This may turn Western Europe into a Soviet zone of influence.


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