16. Paper Prepared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff1
EXPENDITURE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
- The Joint Chiefs of Staff have simplified the format of the currently approved Instructions for the Expenditure of Nuclear Weapons in Emergency Conditions, and have updated the language to make the instructions editorially compatible with terminology employed in current plans.
Subject to presently approved restrictions, the instructions authorize [1–1/2 lines of source text not declassified].
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- Also, in the period since the original instructions were approved, a new commander of major U.S. forces has been designated: CINCSTRIKE/USCINCMEAFSA (Commander-in-Chief STRIKE/U.S. Commander-in-Chief Middle East, Southern Asia and Africa, South of the Sahara). In addition, CINCARIB (Commander-in-Chief Caribbean Command) has been redesignated USCINCSO (Commander-in-Chief United States Southern Command), and the area in which he exercises command has assumed greater military significance. [3 lines of source text not declassified]