Address Before A Joint Session of Congress on the SALT II Treaty
President Carter announces to Congress the signing of the SALT II treaty. Though it was never ratified because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, both countries agreed to follow the stipulations of the treaty. Though Carter admits that the treaty does not end the arms race, he states that the treaty makes it 'safer and more predictable, with clear rules and verifiable limits.' He also describes some of the specific stipulations of the treaty.