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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988

102 STAT. 2033

Soviet Union, the President shall include in such report an assessment of what actions are necessary to compensate for such violations. "(d) CLASSIFICATION OF REPORTS.—Each report under this section shall be submitted in both classified and unclassified versions.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) 22 USC 2592a shall take effect beginning with the report to be submitted under note. section 1002 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986, in 1990. SEC. 906. ANNUAL REPORT ON ARMS CONTROL STRATEGY

(a) IN GENERAL.—The President shall submit to Congress each year, not later than December 1, a report containing a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the arms control strategy of the United States. The President shall include in each such report the following: (1) A description of the nature and sequence of the future arms control efforts of the United States. (2) A net assessment of the current effects of arms control agreements on the status of, and trends in, the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union and between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact. (3) A comprehensive data base on the military balance of forces of the United States and the Soviet Union, and the balance of forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, that are affected by arms control agreements in existence as of the time of the report between the United States and the Soviet Union and between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, including an explanation of the methodology used to analyze the effects on such forces. (4) A net assessment of the effect that proposed arms control agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union and between NATO and the Warsaw Pact would likely have on United States force plans and contingency plans, including an assessment of the effect that such proposed agreements would have on the risks and costs to the United States. (5) An assessment of the effect that proposed treaty subceilings, asymmetries, and other factors or qualifications affecting a treaty or arms control proposal would have on the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union and between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, including an assessment of how such factors increase deterrence and reduce the risk and cost of war. (6) A statement of the strategy the United States and NATO will use to verify and deter noncompliance with proposed arms control treaties between the United States and the Soviet Union and between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. (7) A discussion of the extent to which and the manner in which the United States intends to consult with its allies regarding proposed arms control agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union and between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. (8) A discussion of how the United States proposes to tailor its defense structure in order to ensure that the national security can be preserved with or without arms control agreements.

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