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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1691 (c) REPORT ON ADDITIONAL MEASURES.—Not later than March 1, 1991, the President shall submit to Congress a report (in both classified and unclassified form) assessing additional nuclear risk reduction measures which could be implemented pursuant to the joint statement of June 1, 1990, referred to in subsection (b), including the following: (1) Assigning to the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers (NRRCs) such expanded roles as the following: (A) Serving as a forum for discussions between the two nations on responding to possible nuclear terrorism. (B) Transmitting notifications that may be required under future arms control treaties. (C) Transmitting non-urgent notifications and information requests required under Article 5 of the 1971 Agreement on Measures to Reduce the Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War Between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (D) Providing a forum for discussions between the United States and the Soviet Union on restricting nuclear, chemical, and missile proliferation. (E) Serving as a meeting place for high-level military discussions on nuclear doctrines, forces and activities, and regional security concerns. (2) Installation of post-launch destruct mechanisms on all intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) deployed by the United States. (3) Installation by the United States of permissive action links (PALs) on all nuclear weapons at sea. SEC. 1442. START AND STRATEGIC MODERNIZATION (a) FINDINGS. —The Congress makes the following findings: (1) The United States and the Soviet Union are engaged in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) in Geneva. (2) In the Joint Statement on the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Arms signed in June 1990, the two sides reaffirmed their determination to have a START agreement completed and ready for signature by the end of 1990. (3) Under the provisions of a START agreement, both sides will carry out significant reductions in strategic offensive arms. (4) In the Joint Statement on Future Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms and Further Enhancing Strategic Stability, the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to pursue new talks on strategic offensive arms, and on the relationship between strategic offensive and defensive arms. (5) The objectives of these negotiations will be to reduce further the risk of outbreak of war, particularly nuclear war, and to ensure strategic stability, transparency and predictability through further stabilizing reductions in the strategic arsenals of both countries. (6) The President's effort to negotiate such agreements is dependent upon the maintenance of a vigorous research and development and modernization program as required for a prudent defense posture. (7) The Soviet Union has maintained a robust strategic modernization program throughout the course of the START negotiations which continues today.