PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987
101 STAT. 1061
SEC. 232. REPORT ON SDI DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND COSTS (a) REPORT REQUIREMENT.—The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the total cost to develop, produce, deploy, operate, and maintain the ballistic missile defense system that would incorporate the technologies approved by the Secretary of Defense in authorizing proceeding into the demonstration/validation phase of the acquisition process. Should this system not be sufficiently defined, the system described in the 1987 report entitled "Report of the Technical Panel on Missile Defense in the 1990s", prepared by the George C. Marshall Institute, should be used as a basis for determining cost. O> DEADLINE FOR REPORT; CLASSIFICATION.—The report under t) subsection (a) shall be submitted no later than six months after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall be submitted in unclassified form. SEC. 233. REPORT ON HOW ABSENCE OF THE ABM TREATY WOULD AFFECT STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PROGRAMS (a) REPORT ON N O ABM TREATY LIMITATIONS.—The Secretary of
Defense shall submit to Congress a report concerning what the effect would be on strategic offensive and defensive programs of the United States if there were no limitations on strategic defensive systems in force under the 1972 ABM Treaty. (b) MATTERS TO B E INCLUDED.—The report shall include the Research and following:
(1) An analysis of the ramifications of there being no limitation in force under the 1972 ABM Treaty on development under .. the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program of strategic defenses, including comprehensive strategic defense systems and more limited defenses designed to protect vital military and command and control assets of the United States. (2) A comparison O^ased on the analysis made under paragraph (1)) of the research and development programs that could be pursued under the SDI program under the limitations ap*^' plicable under the restrictive interpretation of the 1972 ABM Treaty, under the less restrictive interpretation of such treaty, and under a case in which there were no such limitations, including a comparative analysis of— (A) the overall cost of such research and development programs; (B) the schedule of such research and development programs; and (C) the level of confidence attained in such research and development programs with respect to supporting a decision to commence full-scale engineering development under such programs in the early-to-mid 1990s. (3) A list of options for the SDI program, assuming that there are no limitations in force under the 1972 ABM Treaty, that meet one or more of the following objectives: (A) Reduction of overall development cost. (B) Advancement of the schedule for making a decision to commence full-scale engineering development. (C) Increase in the level of confidence in the results of the research by the original scheduled date for the commencement of full-scale development.