Naval War College Review


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."