Alternate Title: PD/NSC 15: Chemical Warfare
In this Directive, President Carter directs that "a United States delegation under the direction of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency should immediately initiate bilateral consultations with the United Kingdom, France, the Federal Republic of Germany and Japan, to be followed by negotiations with the Soviet Union on the subject of a comprehensive treaty to ban chemical warfare...The President has also directed that US chemical warfare forces be maintained without force improvement. This directive will be reviewed, beginning with the start of the FY 1980 budget cycle, on the basis of the progress made in arms limitation talks."
PD/NSC 15; Presidential Directive 15
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