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PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 110 STAT. 2463 in writing stating specifically whether or not the United States has the military capability (as of the time of the certification) to intercept and destroy a single ballistic missile launched at the territory of the United States. SEC. 243. REPORT ON BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE AND PRO- LIFERATION. The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on ballistic missile defense and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and the missiles that can be used to deliver them. The report shall be submitted not later than December 31, 1996, and shall include the following: (1) An assessment of how United States theater missile defenses contribute to United States efforts to prevent proliferation, including an evaluation of the specific effect United States theater missile defense systems can have on dissuading other states from acquiring ballistic missiles. (2) An assessment of how United States national missile defenses contribute to United States efforts to prevent proliferation. (3) An assessment of the effect of the lack of national missile defenses on the desire of other states to acquire ballistic missiles and an evaluation of the types of missiles other states might seek to acquire as a result. (4) A detailed review of the linkages between missile defenses (both theater and national) and each of the categories of counterproliferation activities identified by the Secretary of Defense as part of the Defense Counterproliferation Initiative announced by the Secretary in December 1993. (5) A description of how theater and national ballistic missile defenses can augment the effectiveness of other counterproliferation tools. SEC. 244. REVISION TO ANNUAL REPORT ON BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAM. Section 224(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (10 U.S.C. 2431 note) is amended— (1) by striking out paragraphs (3), (4), and (10); (2) by redesignating paragraphs (5) and (6) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; (3) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (5) and in that paragraph by striking out "of the Soviet Union" and "for the Soviet Union"; (4) by redesignating paragraph (8) as paragraph (6); and (5) by redesignating paragraph (9) as paragraph (7) and in that paragraph— (A) by striking out "of the Soviet Union" in subparagraph (A); (B) by striking out subparagraphs (C) through (F); and (C) by redesignating subparagraph (G) as subparagraph (C). SEC. 245. REPORT ON AIR FORCE NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE PLAN. Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on National