Alternate Title: NSDD 98: U.S. Approach to START Negotiations VI
"National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 98 provides additional guidance on the U.S. approach to the START [Strategic Arms Reduction Talks] negotiations outlined in NSDD 33, NSDD 36, NSDD 44, NSDD 53, and NSDD 78.In National Security Decision Directive 98, President Reagan states his commitment to 'take whatever steps are necessary to increase the likelihood of real, substantive progress towards and agreement which involves significant reductions in U.S. and Soviet strategic nuclear arsenals and which promotes the national security interests of both sides. Above all, our goal is to maintain a stable nuclear balance at reduced levels of forces in order to reduce the risk of war. All of our efforts in START must be guided by this principle.' The Directive outlines policy regarding: limits on deployed ballistic missiles; throw weight; and the build-down concept."
National Security Decision Directive 98; NSDD 98
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/