THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: On Trusting the Soviets

Paul Warnke, who led President Carter's SALT II negotiators for nearly two years, is back in his twelfth-story law office. The window beside his desk frames the White House, the Washington Monument and a spectacular panorama of the Potomac River valley as far as Mount Vernon. The scene haunts him these days as agreement nears on the new strategic arms treaty with the Soviet Union, and America prepares to debate the issue. Rejection in the Senate would heighten tension and accelerate the arms race, Warnke believes. Acceptance would renew hope that nuclear...

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