Key Issues Nuclear Weapons History Presidential Policies Gerald Ford

President Gerald R. Ford, Jr.

  Life: July 14,1914 to December 26,2006
  In office: August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977
  Party: Republican


Nuclear Policy

On War

Continuance of Nixon’s Schlesinger Doctrine.

On Deterrence

Strategic Triad- ICBMs, SLBMs, and ALCMs
   Second Strike Capability.

Continuance of Nixon’s Policies National Security Policy
   US Credibility and Defense
      ABM system

On Disarmament Détente with USSR
Treaties signed/ratified; Legislation passed

1974 Vladivostok Accord.

1975 1975 Helsinki Accords.

1976 Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes (PNE) Treaty.

See Nuclear Events.