National Security Decision Memorandum 120: Further Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Helsinki (SALT V) [open pdf - 82KB]
Alternate Title: NSDM 120: Further Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Helsinki (SALT V)
National Security Decision Memorandum 120 contains further instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Helsinki (SALT V). "The President has reviewed issues arising from the preparation of the draft agreements directed by NSDM 117 and has decided as follows: (1) Definitions of ABM system components to reinforce corollary constraints should be included in the defensive agreement. (2) The President has considered the question of stringent controls on new large phased-array radars and has decided that the Delegation should seek an arrangement where new large phased-array radars will be built only as mutually agreed by the U.S. and USSR. (3) The agreement should be written in a manner which does not prohibit deployment of possible future ABM systems other than systems employing ABM interceptor missiles, launchers, and radars."
National Security Decision Memorandum 120; NSDM 120
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