Accession Number:

ADA022894

Title:

The SALT Experience: Its Impact on U.S. and Soviet Strategic Policy and Decisionmaking.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

262.0

Abstract:

A study is made of U.S. and Soviet planning, policy, and negotiating institutions involved in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks SALT and of the salient substantive issues of interrelated strategic policy, with the SALT II period receiving more detailed scrutiny. Separate sections focus on the November 1974 Vladivostok transaction and its implications and on the interaction between SALT and detente. Some conclusions are presented in a final section, in which the authors own interpretative and speculative views on a number of questions, many controversial, are presented more explicitly. Some substantial agreements have been reached in SALT, and these have by no means been wholly one-sided in the USSRs favor. However, on most of the unsettled issues -- MIRV counting and verification, which bombers to include, the cruise- and ballistic-missile issue, and perhaps FBS -- the Soviets have taken the position that compromise means essentially that the U.S. should accommodate to their view.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE