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National Security Decision Memorandum 44: United States Policy on Toxins   [open pdf - 63KB]

Alternate Title: NSDM 44: United States Policy on Toxins

National Security Decision Memorandum 44 states that "Following a review of United States military programs for toxins, the President has decided that: (1) The United States will renounce the production for operational purposes, stockpiling and use in retaliation of toxins produced either by bacteriological or biological processes or by chemical synthesis; (2) The United States military program for toxins will be confined to research and development for defensive purposes only; (3) the Secretary of Defense will submit recommendations concerning the disposal of existing stocks of toxin weapons and/or agents. These recommendations should accompany the recommendations pursuant to National Security Decision Memorandum 35 regarding the disposal of bacteriological/biological weapons."

Report Number:
National Security Decision Memorandum 44; NSDM 44
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Date:
1970-02-20
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Public Domain
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Digital National Security Archive: http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/
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