EAST-WEST: SALT: Toward a Breakthrough

The Kremlin changes nyet to da, raising new hopes for detente

Jimmy Carter walked over to a shelf in the White House last week and took down a plastic model of lethal U.S. and Soviet missiles; the Russian rockets were painted a sinister dark gray, the American ones good-guy white. Built to scale, the gray weapons dwarfed the white missiles, reflecting the Soviet Union's enormous advantage in rocket power. "Now you see why it's so important to limit these things," remarked the President with a smile as he presented the model to his...

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