National Security Decision Memorandum 127: Further Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (SALT V) [open pdf - 93KB]
Alternate Title: NSDM 127: Further Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (SALT V)
National Security Decision Memorandum 127 is directed to: the members of the National Security Council, the Attorney General, the Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Director of Central Intelligence. "The President has reviewed the issues raised by the Delegation and discussed by the Verification Panel and has made the following decisions: (1) The U.S. Delegation should not introduce a proposal for zero-level ABM deployments nor should the Delegation pursue the issue further in this phase of the negotiations. A ban on all ABM deployments remains an ultimate U.S. objective and will be a subject for negotiations after we have reached an agreement on defensive limitations and an interim agreement on offensive limitations. The Soviet delegation should be informed privately of this position."
National Security Decision Memorandum 127; NSDM 127
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