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Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I, ABM)

Published May 26, 1972

This key arms treaty, birthed from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, limited the US and Russia's deployment of anti-missile systems. Forged in the Cold War period between US President Richard Nixon and Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev, the treaty entered into force on October 3, 1972 and existed until June 13, 2002, when the United States withdrew.

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