National Security Decision Memorandum 82: Revision of the U.S. Port Security Program [open pdf - 115KB]
Alternate Title: NSDM: Revision of the U.S. Port Security Program
"National security interests require that measures be taken for the protection of vessels, harbors, ports and waterfront facilities of the United States from threats of espionage; sabotage; intelligence collection operations directed against sensitive U.S. defense facilities from foreign vessels; and, related subversive activities including the introduction into the United States of persons or materials in the pursuance of such activities. It is also in our national interest to insist that entries of Soviet and East European vessels into U.S. ports be permitted only in direct reciprocity for the admissions of U.S. vessels to ports of the Soviet bloc countries. With a view to fulfilling these national requirements, the Secretary of Transportation is hereby assigned the responsibility for the promulgation - in consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, and Justice, and the Director of Central Intelligence - of a U.S. port security program."
National Security Decision Memorandum 82; NSDM 82
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