- Talks began in 1969, between US and USSR
- By 1972 the first SALT treaty (SALT I)agreed that both countries would limit their number of ICBMs
- SALT II, 1979, intended to accomplish nuclear parity
- SALT II got interrupted by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
- 1980 Ronald Reagan became President and ended detente
Detente ended when soviets invaded Afghanistan and Ronald Reagan becomes President and gets back into the Cold War, its even more heated this time.