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TITLE:  DoD Directive 4540.5, "Logistic Transportation of Nuclear Weapons", 02/04/1998

SUMMARY: This Directive: 1.1. Reissues DoD Directive 4540.5, June 14, 1978 to update policy and responsibilities for the logistic transport of nuclear weapons under Title 10, United States Code. 1.2. Authorizes the publication of the "DoD Nuclear Weapon Transportation Manual." consistent with DoD 5025.1-M, August 1994, to provide guidance for the logistic transport of nuclear weapons. 1.3. Integrates DoD policy and responsibilities for the logistic transport of nuclear weapons with the safety requirements in DoD Directive 2150.2, December 23, 1996, the security requirements in DoD Directive 5210.41, September 23, 1988; DoD C-5210.41-M, April 1994; and DoD Directive 5210.42, May 25, 1993, and the use control requirements in DoD Directive S-S3150.7, June 20, 1994.

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OPR:  ATSD(NCB), 703-697-8079