Accession Number:

ADA093013

Title:

SALT TWO: An Assessment,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

On November 24, 1974, President Ford and Soviet General Secretary Brezhnev announced that they had reached agreement on the outlines of a SALT TWO agreement covering strategic offensive forces. The President and Secretary Kissenger have hailed the tentative agreement as a most significant achievement that caps the arms race and furthers detente. Influential Senators who were skeptical of SALT ONE, such as Barry Goldwater and Henry Jackson, have been publicly critical of the agreement, as have some representatives of the arms control community who claim to see little in it that curbs arms competition. The main issues appear in the following questions What does the proposed agreement constrain What programs and activities would be permitted Could something better be negotiated, and if so, what What is the effect of the agreement on overall United States - Soviet relations, and what would be the effect if a major effort were made to modify the agreement What are the verification problems and What are the political ramifications

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE