(Added Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1035(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1923; amended Pub. L. 112–240, title VIII, § 801(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2369.)
References in Text
Section 1251 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (b)(1), is section 1251 ofPub. L. 111–84
, which is set out as a note under section
, War and National Defense.
Section 1043 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, referred to in subsecs. (a)(5) and (b), is section 1043 of title X of div. A of Pub. L. 112–81
, Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1576
, which is not classified to the Code.
2013—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 112–240
substituted “whether the Russian Federation” for “that the Russian Federation” and inserted “strategic” before “arms control obligations”.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment
Pub. L. 112–240
, title VIII, § 801(b),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2369
, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 [Pub. L. 112–239
Retention of Capability to Redeploy Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles
Pub. L. 113–66
, div. A, title X, § 1057,Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 864
, provided that:
“(a) Deployment Capability.—The Secretary of the Air Force shall ensure that the Air Force is capable of—
“(1) deploying multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles to Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles; and
“(2) commencing such deployment not later than 180 days after the date on which the President determines such deployment necessary.
“(b) Warhead Capability.—The Nuclear Weapons Council established by section
, United States Code, shall ensure that—
“(1) the nuclear weapons stockpile contains a sufficient number of nuclear warheads that are capable of being deployed as multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles with respect to Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles; and
“(2) such deployment is capable of being commenced not later than 180 days after the date on which the President determines such deployment necessary.”
Senses of Congress on Ensuring the Modernization of the Nuclear Forces of the United States
Pub. L. 113–66
, div. A, title X, § 1062(a),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 866
, provided that: “It is the policy of the United States to—
“(1) modernize or replace the triad of strategic nuclear delivery systems;
“(2) proceed with a robust stockpile stewardship program;
“(3) maintain and modernize the nuclear weapons production capabilities that will ensure the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the nuclear forces of the United States at the levels required by the New START Treaty; and
“(4) underpin deterrence by meeting the requirements for hedging against possible international developments or technical problems, in accordance with the policies of the United States.”