Nation: Preview of the SALT Debate

"Killer amendments "ahead?

After Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT II treaty next week, it goes before the Senate for a ratification debate that will range over the whole relationship between the world's two superpowers. To help clarify some of the complex issues, TIME last week convened a panel of experts for an all-day conference in Manhattan. Among them were two of the key Senate staff members now polishing arguments for the showdown on the floor: Richard Perle, 37, a former consultant to the Defense Department, adviser to SALT Critic Henry Jackson...

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