Nation: Soured SALT

Now begins the final fight

After four months of hearings, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the SALT II treaty last week by a 9-to-6 vote. But that was the only good news for the pact's supporters.

The bad news was that the split on the committee was actually 8 to 7. The nine-vote formal majority included a waverer, Nebraska Democrat Edward Zorinsky, who voted for the treaty in committee as a courtesy to party leaders, but said he would oppose the pact in its present form on the Senate floor. Arizona's Barry Goldwater, who...

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