World: SALT: The Race to Halt the Arms Race

AMID the baroque splendors of Vienna's Belvedere Palace, U.S. and Soviet negotiators this week will open the long-awaited Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). They are possibly the most vital negotiations between the two superpowers since Yalta; London's Institute for Strategic Studies last week called them "the most important arms conference in history." At their initial get-together, the delegates will move at a leisurely pace that seems entirely appropriate to a conference that may well continue for several years. In rooms graced by red marble columns and canvases of voluptuous nudes, they will exchange...

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