Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty: Meaning and Definition of

Strate'gic Arms' Limita"tion Trea"ty

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  1. either of two preliminary five-year agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union for the control of certain nuclear weapons, the first concluded in 1972and the second drafted in 1979but not ratified.
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