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Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (S.A.L.T.)

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Lillie Reinhart

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Transcript of Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (S.A.L.T.)

Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (S.A.L.T.)
Peyton McGaughey, Hailey Miller, and Lillie Reinhart
What was the S.A.L.T. Treaty?
The S.A.L.T Treaty was made between the United States and the Soviet Union.
According to information from the U.S. State Department, the treaty was designed to "end an emerging competition in defensive systems that threatened to spur offensive competition to still greater heights.
S.A.L.T. I
The first talks about this treaty lasted from November 1969 to May 1972.
This treaty was agreed upon while Nixon was serving his presidency.
The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty on August 3, 1972.
Within the same year, S.A.L.T. II was introduced to regulate and clear-up previous agreements made in S.A.L.T. I
According to the History's Channel website, the S.A.L.T. II agreement was the result of issues left over from the S.A.LT. I treaty of 1972.
This treaty set more specific regulations on the types of missiles they could use.
According to Lindsey Murad, volunteer at the Cold War Museum, each side could have no more than 2,400 weapons systems.
What was the impact of the S.A.L.T. Treaty?
It was designed to limit the number of nuclear weapons possessed by the United States and Soviet Union.
President Nixon and
Bezhnev agree and sign S.A.L.T. I
This treaty was never officially ratified by the governments due to tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
S.A.L.T. II was signed during Carter's presidency.
President Jimmy Carter
The S.A.L.T. treaties did help the situation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Both countries held each other to the standards and agreements made in the treaties.
According to the U.S. Department of State, in May of 1982 President Reagan said he would continue to follow the S.AL.T. agreements as long as the Soviet Union did as well.
The Soviet Union did abide, thus making the agreements effective on nuclear weapons restraints.
According to the Arms Control Association , on January 20, 1969 "The new President promptly voiced his support for talks, and initiated, under the aegis of the National Security Council, an extensive and detailed review of the strategic, political, and verification aspects of the problem."
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