Playing the Nunn Card

January 1980
National Review;1/4/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p14
The article contends that the administration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter will try to use Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) to help the move the Strategic Arms Limitations Talk (SALT) II in the U.S. Senate. It argues that the treaty will be used as a vehicle to replenish and modernize U.S. defenses. It ponders whether Nunn would be willing to help the administration's cause, considering that he co-signed a letter to the President detailing the defects of the treaty and urging the Senate to delay its consideration until after the 1980 elections. Finally, it claims that Senator Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) would oppose the treaty.


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