National Security Decision Memorandum 121: Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization for FY 1972 [open pdf - 139KB]
Alternate Title: NSDM 121: Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization for FY 1972
National Security Decision Memorandum 121 is directed to the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission. "The President has approved the Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization Plan for FY 1972 contained in the Department of Defense memorandum dated May 24, 1971, subject to the changes indicated herein concerning deployments..The President agrees that the number of weapons shown reflect year-end authorizations with specific conditional deployments treated on a separate basis and that actual deployments against these authorizations will be controlled by the Secretary of Defense. The President authorizes the Secretary of Defense in FY 1972 to: deploy nuclear weapons in the United States without limitation, deploy nuclear weapons to areas outside the United States up to the limits indicated, support non-U.S. forces in accordance with the unites and numbers of weapons indicated."
National Security Decision Memorandum 121; NSDM 121
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