Document Details


Title:
Joint Chiefs of Staff: Notes
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE/; NUCLEAR WEAPONS/testing; TREATIES/; MILITARY STRATEGY; TESTING; MILITARY PERSONNEL; VERIFICATION; TREATIES; PERSONNEL
Document Location:
U.S. Deptartment of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, 22161, Phone:(703) 487-4650, Fax:(703) 321-8547
Document Categories:
National Security, Policy, and Warfare\General; Nuclear Weapons and Related Technology\General; National Security, Policy, and Warfare\Arms Control
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1966 Aug 29
Declassification Date:
1995 Sep 19
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
6
Accession Number:
OOLDE97051328
Document Number(s):
UCRL-ID-125526; DE97051328
Originating Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1997 May 13
Description/Abstract:
The purpose of the paper is to state the rationale upon which the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) bases its opposition to further extension of the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). The argumentation of the paper is hinged primarily on the contention that the USSR is ahead of the US in nuclear weapon technology. Accordingly, there is much for the US to do, so that the Soviets do not, primarily through the deployment of an Anti-Ballistic Missile [ABM] system, alter the strategic balanc the US should not agree to further restrictions on testing which would prevent the US from correcting the deficiencies of its strategic deterrent systems and making developments necessary for a Nike-Zeus warhead.


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