Nation: Signed And Sealed...

But not delivered. Now the SALT II debate

"If the U.S. Senate fails to ratify the SALT treaty, history will judge it harshly," declared Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy. On the contrary, said Washington Senator Henry Jackson, "the U.S. would be better off with no agreement than this one."

Salvos like these were already ricocheting around Capitol Hill last week as Jimmy Carter wound up his summit in Vienna with Leonid Brezhnev and brought home the Soviet President's signature on a treaty to restrict both nations' long-range nuclear weapons. It was the signal for the...

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