Today In History- August 3

Today In History- August 3

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U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty limits defense measures.

  • Washington D.C., USA

One of the great achievements of the Nixon administration, on Aug. 3, 1972, the U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.  The treaty was made between the United States and the Soviet Union, aimed at limiting these missile systems used in defending areas threatened by nuclear attacks.  The two nations also agreed to enforce the agreement until 2002.  Accordingly, six months before the expiration of the agreement, the U.S. withdrew from the treaty.


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