Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 101 Part 2.djvu/154
101 STAT. 1140
PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987
implications for such deterrence if the United States and the Soviet Union agree to a treaty which requires the elimination of all intermediate-range nuclear force (INF) missiles having a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. The report shall be prepared in consultation with the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (b) FORM AND CONTENT OF REPORT.—The Secretary shall submit the report required by subsection (a) in both classified and unclassified forms and shall include in the report the following: (1) A discussion of the effect that the elimination under an INF treaty of intermediate range missiles deployed by the United States and the Soviet Union would likely have on the ability of NATO to maintain an effective flexible response strategy and credible deterrence. (2) The appropriate numbers and types of nuclear weapons and nuclear-capable delivery systems of the United States not limited by the proposed INF treaty which the Secretary of w Defense recommends for deployment in or redeployment to the European theater if an INF treaty is ratified and enters into . force, including a description of any nuclear modernization ] program the Secretary has recommended or proposes to recommend as necessary to ensure that NATO will be able to
maintain a credible and effective military strategy. f (3) A discussion of the balance between the nonnuclear forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact in the European theater, the likelihood of NATO making significant improvements in that balance over the next few years, the potential effect of conventional force balance alternatives currently under consideration by the United States Government, and the likelihood and potential effect of a new agreement between NATO and the Warsaw Pact limiting nonnuclear forces on that balance. (4) A discussion of the feasibility and cost effectiveness of ^ substituting advanced conventional munitions for nuclear weapons currently deployed by NATO, including a discussion of the costs of such weapons and prospects for sharing such costs among NATO allies. ^ (5) A description of nonnuclear forces that would be needed to support the operational concept of Follow-on Forces Attack (FOFA). (6) The status of improvements being made in the air defenses _ of NATO in Europe. "' (7) A discussion of the views of the leaders of member nations of NATO (other than the United States) and of the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR), on the matters described in paragraphs (1) through (5). (c) DEADLINE OF REPORT.—The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted not later than the earlier of— (1) 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act; or (2) the date on which the President submits to the Senate for its advice and consent a treaty described in subsection (a). SEC. 1002. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON LEVEL OF UNITED STATES FORCES PERMANENTLY STATIONED IN EUROPE IN SUPPORT OF NATO
(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress makes the following findings with respect to the level of United States military forces permanently stationed in Europe: .. , ..