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 of Pub. L. 111–84, which is set out as a note under section 2523 of Title 50, 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—
deploying multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles to Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles; and
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 179 of title 10, United States Code, shall ensure that—
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
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—
modernize or replace the triad of strategic nuclear delivery systems;
proceed with a robust stockpile stewardship program;
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
underpin deterrence by meeting the requirements for hedging against possible international developments or technical problems, in accordance with the policies of the United States.”
Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Memorandum of President of the United States, June 29, 2015, 80 F.R. 37921, 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, United States Code, I hereby order as follows:
I hereby delegate to the Secretary of Defense the authority to fulfill the certification requirement specified in section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239) [probably means section 495 of this title, as added by section 1035 of Pub. L. 112–239].
Any reference in this memorandum to section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 shall be deemed to be a reference to any future provision that is the same or substantially the same provision.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.