211. Editorial Note

The United States and the Soviet Union signed two strategic arms limitation accords on May 26, 1972: the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems and the Interim Agreement on Certain Measures With Respect to the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms. The former limited each signatory’s deployment of anti-ballistic missile systems to two designated areas, including the national command authority. The latter limited the overall level of strategic offensive missile forces. For the full text of the agreements, see Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume XXXII, SALT I, 1969–1972, Documents 316, 317, and 318.