SALT Stalled

November 1978
National Review;11/24/78, Vol. 30 Issue 47, p1466
The article focuses on the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The Soviets have been demanding an assortment of further concessions from the U.S.: on the kinds of cruise missiles to be deployed, on the production of their Backfire bomber, on kinds of warheads, and so on. Serious technological issues have also arisen. In recent test, the Soviets encoded the signals sent by the missile's guidance system to ground stations, which were unintelligible to U.S. monitors. The problem of verification is of main concern. No agreement with the Soviets exists in a vacuum apart from political will and intention.


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