The Nation: Signal to the Soviets-and to Carter

Jimmy Carter got his way with his choice for an arms-control negotiator—but the victory was not as clear as he had hoped. After a four-day debate, the Senate confirmed Paul Warnke's selection as director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency by a vote of 70 to 29; but it approved his nomination as chief SALT negotiator by a narrower margin: 58 to 40.

The vote came only a few hours after a Carter blast at Senate opponents of Warnke; at his midweek press conference, the President accused them of being rigid hawks who simply "don't...

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