20 Feb, 1970
National Security Decision Memorandum 44: United States Policy on Toxins
United States. White House Office
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."
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  • URL
  • Publisher
    United States. White House Office
  • Report Number
    National Security Decision Memorandum 44; NSDM 44
  • Date
    20 Feb, 1970
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Digital National Security Archive: nsarchive.chadwyck.com/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    Toxins
    Biological weapons--Government policy
  • Resource Group
    Directives (presidential)
  • Series
    National Security Decision Memorandum -- NSDM
    National Security Decision Memorandum [Nixon]

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