National Security Decision Memorandum 164: Additional Instruction for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (SALT VII) [open pdf - 135KB]
Alternate Title: NSDM 164: Additional Instruction for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (SALT VII)
National Security Decision Memorandum 164 is directed to: the Secretary of State; the Secretary of Defense; the Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; and the Director of Central Intelligence. "The President has made the following additional decisions for Helsinki (SALT VII). (1) The Delegation is authorized to present the following new proposal on ABM levels in the context of the Soviets agreeing to include SLBM launchers in the Interim Agreement; (2) For ABM defense of the national capital, the Chairman of the Delegation may, at his discretion, propose up to eight MARCs; (3) For ICBM defense deployment areas, the Delegation should continue to press to get Soviet acceptance of the principle of Modern ABM Radar Complexes (MARCs). Moreover, the Delegation should seek to keep the number of MARCs to eight or less per ICBM defense deployment area."
National Security Decision Memorandum 164; NSDM 164
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