SALT II and ultimate security

As the debate on ratification of SALT II enters its final stage in the United States Senate, there is an upsurge of suspicion on both sides of the great-power divide that one party may be trying to outmaneuver or gain unfair advantage over the other. While supporters of the agreement in the United States see it as a positive step, some sincere opponents of the treaty argue that the present draft is careless of the United States' ultimate national security.

There has been alarm over the reported presence of a Soviet combat brigade in Cuba and troop reinforcements on islands off Japan. The Soviet Union is campaigning to thwart the deployment of new nuclear missiles in Western Europe.

No division in Spirit
November 19, 1979

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