Nitze Criteria
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Nitze Criteria

A reference to Paul Nitze, the Reagan Administration’s chief arms control negotiator, and his vocalization of the goal of the SDS as the achievement of raising the attack price where the defense cost is measured at the margin, not the total cost. Congress established the Nitze criteria as conditions of deploying an SDS in Section 222 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1986.

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