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TITLE:  DoD 5210.42-R, "Department of Defense Nuclear Weapon Personnel Reliablity Program (PRP) Regulation," 01/2001

SUMMARY:  This Regulation is issued under the authority of DOD Directive 5210.42, "Nuclear Weapon Personnel Reliability Program (PRP)" January 8,2001. It establishes requirements and procedures for the implementation of the PRP in order to select and maintain only the most reliable people to perform duties associated with nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons require special consideration because of their policy implications and military importance, their destructive power, and the political consequences of an accident, loss of a weapon, or an unauthorized act. The safety, security, control, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons are of paramount importance to the security of the United States.

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