Executive Order 12424 -- President's Commission on Strategic Forces

June 10, 1983

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. I), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 12400, as amended, establishing the President's Commission on Strategic Forces, is hereby further amended as follows:

Section 1. Section 2(a) of the Order is amended to provide as follows:

``(a) The Commission shall review on a periodic basis the progress made in implementing the recommendations contained in the Report of the President's Commission on Strategic Forces, dated April 11, 1983, with particular reference to the deployment of the Peacekeeper Missile; development and deployment of a small, single-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile system; and developments in strategic arms control. In its review, the Commission shall consider carefully the views of the Congress on these issues. The Commission shall provide appropriate advice to the President, the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.''.

Sec. 2. Section 2(b) of the Order, as amended, is further amended to provide as follows:

``(b) The Commission shall report to the President, from time to time as he may request and, in any event, no later than December 15, 1983.''.

Sec. 3. Section 4(b) of the Order, as amended, is further amended to provide as follows:

``(b) The Commission shall terminate on January 3, 1984, unless sooner extended.''.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

June 10, 1983.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:12 a.m., June 13, 1983]