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Statement of Administration Policy: S.J. Res. 71 - To Approve the Obligation of Funds for Procurement of the MX Missile

March 19, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(Senate)

The Administration strongly supports S.J. Res. 71.

The procurement of Peacekeepers is essential to enhance deterrence and to maintain crucial options for restoring survivability of our land based ICBMs in a cost effective manner in years ahead. The President has concluded that, should the Senate decide to terminate the Peacekeeper's production and deployment, the result would be a significant reduction in our chances to reach a meaningful arms control agreement with the Soviet Union.

APP Note: Original document provided by Samuel Kernell, UC San Diego.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: S.J. Res. 71 - To Approve the Obligation of Funds for Procurement of the MX Missile Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326822