Nation: Talking Tough

Carter warns Russians

As Commander in Chief, Jimmy Carter has plunged underwater on a nuclear attack submarine, climbed into the sky in an E-4A Airborne Command Post and descended underground to inspect Strategic Air Command headquarters. Last week the President renewed his military travels by helicoptering with his wife Rosalynn from Savannah, Ga., to the deck of the nuclear aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower to view a series of combat exercises.

These outings have been largely symbolic, demonstrating Carter's commitment to a strong defense force. But with senatorial opposition to any potential SALT...

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