10 U.S. Code § 497 - Notification required for reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal of nuclear forces based in Europe
Notification required for reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal of nuclear forces based in Europe
(a)Notification.—Upon any decision to reduce, consolidate, or withdraw the nuclear forces of the United States that are based in Europe, the President shall transmit to the appropriate congressional committees a notification containing—
an assessment of how member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in light of such reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal, assess the credibility of the deterrence capability of the United States in support of its commitments undertaken pursuant to article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, signed at Washington, District of Columbia, on April 4, 1949, and entered into force on August 24, 1949 (63 Stat. 2241; TIAS 1964).
(b) Prior Notification Required.—
The President shall transmit the notification required by subsection (a) by not later than 60 days before the date on which the President commences a reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal of the nuclear forces of the United States that are based in Europe described in such notification.
(c)Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.—In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means—
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