The signing of the treaty on "Limitation of Anti-Bailistic Missile Systems" and the "Interim Agreement of Certain Measures with Respect to the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms" were proclaimed as historic events in every sense of the word. A White House statement referring to the 26 May 1972 Nixon-Brezhnev summit accords hailed the signing as "the first time that two major power.a have achieved this kind of understanding affecting their vital security."
Ackley, Richard T.
"What's Left of Salt?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 27
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