PUBLIC LAW 104-106—FEB. 10, 1996 110 STAT. 231 schedule, and the cost of each phase of development and acquisition (together with total estimated program costs) for each core and follow-on theater missile defense program. (2) As part of such report, the Secretary shall describe, with respect to each program covered in the report, any variance in the technical milestones, program schedule milestones, and costs for the program compared with the information relating to that program in the report submitted in the previous year and in the report submitted in the first year in which that program was covered. (f) REPORTS ON TMD SYSTEM LIMITATIONS UNDER ABM Certification. TREATY. — (1) Whenever, after January 1, 1993, the Secretary of Defense issues a certification with respect to the compliance of a particular Theater Missile Defense system with the ABM Treaty, the Secretary shall transmit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives a copy of such certification. Such transmittal shall be made not later than 30 days after the date on which such certification is issued, except that in the case of a certification issued before the date of the enactment of this Act, such transmittal shall be made not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) If a certification under paragraph (1) is based on application of a policy concerning United States compliance with the ABM Treaty that differs from the policy described in section 235(b)(1), the Secretary shall include with the transmittal under that paragraph a report providing a detailed assessment of— (A) how the policy applied differs from the policy described in section 235(b)(1); and (B) how the application of that policy (rather than the policy described in section 235(b)(1)) will affect the cost, schedule, and performance of that system. SEC. 235. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT AN INTER- NATIONAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS. (a) FINDINGS.—(1) Congress hereby reaffirms— (A) the finding in section 234(a)(7) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 107 Stat. 1595; 10 U.S.C. 2431 note) that the ABM Treaty was not intended to, and does not, apply to or limit research, development, testing, or deployment of missile defense systems, system upgrades, or system components that are designed to counter modem theater ballistic missiles, regardless of the capabilities of such missiles, unless those systems, system upgrades, or system components are tested against or have demonstrated capabilities to counter modem strategic ballistic missiles; and (B) the statement in section 232 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337; 108 Stat. 2700) that the United States shall not be bound by any international agreement entered into by the President that would substantively modify the ABM Treaty unless the agreement is entered into pursuant to the treaty making power of the President under the Constitution. (2) Congress also finds that the demarcation standard described in subsection (b)(1) for compliance of a missile defense system.
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