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SALT II and the Soviet first-strike threat

Paul R. Bennett

SALT II and the Soviet first-strike threat

by Paul R. Bennett

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Published by Distributed by Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ballistic missile defenses,
  • First strike (Nuclear strategy),
  • Foreign relations,
  • Nuclear arms control,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    Pew case studies in international affairs

    The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12193299M
    ISBN 101569273308
    ISBN 109781569273302
    OCLC/WorldCa41277375

      The chief criticism of the treaty, in fact, to which the Times seemed oblivious, was that SALT II would permit a destabilizing vast modernization and expansion of Soviet strategic forces, hardly Author: Peter Huessy. The first agreements, known as SALT I and SALT II, were signed by the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in and , respectively, and were intended to restrain the arms race in strategic (long-range or intercontinental) ballistic missiles armed with .

    That is, the United States should be able to destroy a large fraction of Soviet cities and industry after absorbing an all-out Soviet first strike. It was recognized that the Soviet Union would inevitably match this capability, given the inherent destructive power of nuclear weapons. Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the SALT II agreement in June Two weeks later, Gen. Rowny resigned from the Army, citing .

    Mutual(ly) assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike). It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the threat of using .   The Soviet‐American negotiations for a new agreement—SALT ll—that were resumed last spring have been making headway, but accord is still blocked by a number of technically complex issues.


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The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) were two rounds of bilateral conferences and corresponding international treaties involving the United States and the Soviet Union, the Cold War superpowers, on the issue of arms two rounds of talks and agreements were SALT I and SALT II. Negotiations commenced in Helsinki, Finland, in November Strategic Arms Limitations Talks/Treaty (SALT) I and II.

SALT I. During the late s, the United States learned that the Soviet Union had embarked upon a massive Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) buildup designed to reach parity with the United States. The Soviet Threat (Cont’d.) by Our Readers.

To the Editor: That was the Soviet position until late in the negotiation of the SALT II agreement, but in that document the USSR formally declared that it held specific quantities of designated weapons systems.

could further attenuate the threat of a successful Soviet first strike against U. The doctrine has five related elements: (1) preemption (first strike), (2) quantitative superiority in arms, (3) counterforce targeting, (4) combined-arms operations, and (5) defense. We shall take up each of these elements in turn.

_____ Preemption. The costliest lesson which the Soviet military learned in World War II was the importance of. This book by two former Soviet officials explains some of the Soviet decision-making in strategic arms limitation talks from the s to the end of the Soviet Union.

It is fairly easy to read. It explains the decision-making bureaucracy, and names the Cited by:   SALT II Treaty Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signing the SALT II treaty, Jat the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

SALT II was a series of talks between United States and Soviet negotiators from to which sought to curtail the manufacture of strategic nuclear weapons. It was a continuation of the SALT I talks and was led by. Ibid., pp.; U.S. Department of State, The United States and the Soviet Union, Remarks by President Carter at the U.S.

Naval Academy Commencement on June 7 [], General Foreign Policy Series, p. 7; Les Aspin, “The Soviet Military Threat: Rhetoric Versus Facts,” in Fred W.

Neal, ed., Detente or Debacle. Carter and Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II agreement in June Two weeks later, Gen. Rowny resigned from the Army, citing. Washington, D.C., Decem – Soviet missile and space programs were among the most frequent topics briefed to the president of the United States by U.S.

intelligence during the administrations of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford, according to a review of recently declassified excerpts of the President’s Daily Brief.

THE SOVIET NUCLEAR THREAT Thesis statement: To reduce the window of vulnerability of a successful Soviet first strike against the U.S., we must educate Americans of.

During a review of Soviet strategic offensive capabilities and the impasse in the SALT II negotiations, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, JCS Chairman George Brown, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (in his first incarnation in that role), and their colleagues, engaged in a brief discussion of the possibility and problems of launch-on.

“An informative and often enthralling book in the appealing style of Tom Clancy” (Kirkus Reviews) about the war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet happened in to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile /5(23).

Members of the group led the fight in the Senate against the SALT II Treaty and promoted a series of sweeping changes in defense thinking all premised on an extremely hostile view of. He denounced Soviet leaders as "monsters" and "godless communists." He attacked the SALT II treaty signed by President Jimmy Carter and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev as "an act of.

salt ii lengthy and complicated treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union, agreed to in but never ratified by the U.S. Senate, that set limits on. Title: THE SOVIET THREAT Subject: THE SOVIET THREAT Keywords.

Those problems informed the Reagan administration’s approach to the Soviets; in order to mask the U.S.’s vulnerability to a first strike, Reagan sought to add to America’s nuclear arsenal (feeling that “the best way to reduce the threat to the U.S.

would be to increase the threat to the Soviet Union”).Brand: Simon & Schuster. SALT II plays into what the CPD calls the Soviet goal of not waging a nuclear war, but winning “political predominance without having to fight.” Scoblic will note, “An argument that had started on the fringes of the far Right was now being made with total seriousness by a strong cross-section of foreign policy experts, backed by.

US President Jimmy Carter and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT II (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) agreement in Vienna, after years of fitful negotiations.

The basic outline of the accords is not much different from the agreement reached between Brezhnev and President Ford five years earlier (see Novem ). Those American commentators (including some in the CIA) who predict a Soviet ICBM warhead count climbing precipitously from, say, the 8, anticipated under SALT II rules by lateto 14, 20, or e by choose to ignore the facts that the USSR—in the same period—has to deploy a new air defense system capable of."The weapons that create the threat of annihilation cannot be uninvented.

action from the one indicated by anticipation of a Soviet first strike. up to the limits allowed by the SALT II.