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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) II Talks #18523

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 1972
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(Studio) In Geneva, Switzerland, United States and USSR begin second round of talks to limit strategic arms.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Geneva, Switzerland) United States negotiator Gerard Smith and USSR negotiator Vladimir Semyonov meet. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I limited ABM's. ICBM's frozen for 5 years only, so hopeful that agreement can be reached in Geneva in 5 years USSR has spent $1 trillion since World War II on defense (14% GNP); United States has spent $1.3 trillion since World War II (8% GNP). [Nuclear weapons expert with Institute for Strategic Studies in London, England, Ian SMART - says in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I, countries went beyond old concepts of winning and losing.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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