Alternate Title: NSDM 59: FY 1971-72 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile
National Security Decision Memorandum 59 is directed to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission. "The President has approved the proposed Nuclear Weapons Stockpile for end FY 1972, the proposed adjusted stockpile composition for end FY 1971, and adjustments to the previously approved FY 1970-71 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile caused by fire damage at the Rocky Flats plant, submitted by the Department of Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission on February 6, 1970. The President has authorized the Atomic Energy Commission in coordination with the Department of Defense to initiate production of such long-lead-time nuclear warhead parts as may be necessary to prepare for FY 1973 production of warheads required by the Defense Management Summary."
National Security Decision Memorandum 59; NSDM 59
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