This Day in History

The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreements were signed by the United States and the Soviet Union on May 27, 1972. These agreements marked a significant effort to curb the arms race during the Cold War, addressing limitations and guidelines for ballistic missiles. The SALT I treaties were an important step in reducing the threat of nuclear conflict and set the stage for subsequent arms control negotiations, reflecting a complex interplay of distrust and diplomacy between the superpowers.