10 U.S. Code § 491 - Nuclear weapons employment strategy of the United States: reports on modification of strategy
Section 1043(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is section 1043(a)(1) of title X of Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1579, which is not classified to the Code.
2013—Pub. L. 112–239, § 1031(a)(2)(A)–(D), inserted “weapons” after “Nuclear” in section catchline, substituted “nuclear weapons employment strategy” for “nuclear employment strategy” in two places in introductory provisions and “to the nuclear weapons employment strategy, plans, and options of” for “to nuclear employment strategy of” in par. (1), and added par. (4).
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1032(a), substituted “By not later than 60 days before the date on which the President implements” for “On the date on which the President issues” in introductory provisions.
Pub. L. 112–239, § 1031(a)(2)(E), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and inserted heading.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1031(a)(2)(F), added subsec. (b).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1052(b), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c). Prior to amendment, text of subsec. (c) read as follows:
“(1) The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees written notification of an anomaly in the nuclear command, control, and communications system of the United States that is reported to the Secretary of Defense or the Nuclear Weapons Council by not later than 14 days after the date on which the Secretary or the Council learns of such anomaly, as the case may be.
“(2) In this subsection, the term ‘anomaly’ means any unplanned, irregular, or abnormal event, whether unexplained or caused intentionally or unintentionally by a person or a system.”
Pub. L. 112–239, § 1031(a)(2)(F), added subsec. (c).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1052(b)(2), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c).
Pub. L. 112–239, § 1032(b), added subsec. (d).
Memorandum of President of the United States, June 19, 2013, 78 F.R. 37923, provided:
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the reporting functions conferred upon the President by section 491 of title 10, United States Code.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
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