SALT II Treaty, 1979

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  • SALT II Treaty 1979
    • set equal limits for missile launchers and strategic bombers
    • it left out cruise missiles - USA had an advantage
      • set equal limits for missile launchers and strategic bombers
    • many right-wing Senators saw the arms control as being a Treaty that allowed the USSR to catch up with their nuclear developments
      • too powerful for President Ford to ignore. Carter became President, 1977
        • Carter wanted to renegotiate the terms of SALT II Treaty to reduce Soviet missile numbers
          • many right-wing Senators saw the arms control as being a Treaty that allowed the USSR to catch up with their nuclear developments
            • too powerful for President Ford to ignore. Carter became President, 1977
              • Carter wanted to renegotiate the terms of SALT II Treaty to reduce Soviet missile numbers
                • 1979 - exact firgure was agreed
                  • SALT II Treaty 1979
                    • it left out cruise missiles - USA had an advantage
                      • Signed by Carter and Brezhnev, June 1979, Vienna Summit
                      • "highly technical and detailed"
                        • Ralph Levering: it wasn't understood by "the average senator"
                          • US worried that Brezhnev wasn't fully aware of the Treaty's terms
                            • "highly technical and detailed"
                              • Ralph Levering: it wasn't understood by "the average senator"
                                • US worried that Brezhnev wasn't fully aware of the Treaty's terms
                                  • US find it hard to trust the USSR
                            • US find it hard to trust the USSR
                      • Conflict in Iran, Angola and Afghanistan, 1979/80
                        • Senate rejected SALT II in 1980 because of this
            • 1979 - exact firgure was agreed
        • Signed by Carter and Brezhnev, June 1979, Vienna Summit
        • Conflict in Iran, Angola and Afghanistan, 1979/80
          • Senate rejected SALT II in 1980 because of this

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