A Rerun of 1919?

January 1979
New Republic;1/13/79, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p3
Comments on the international security implications of Section 2 of Article II in the Constitution of the U.S. giving the president the right to make treaties provided two thirds of the senators present concur on the treaty. Possibility of the Senate rejecting a Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty with the Soviet Union; Senate's vote against ratifying the League of Nations treaty in 1919 and 1920; Importance of the prevention of nuclear war; Possible reoccurrence of the 1919 event in which the Senate rejects a treaty because of the reduced popularity of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.


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