US Congress HCONRES176

A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the continued expansion of Soviet offensive nuclear forces and the possible development by the United States of defensive systems to counter that expansion are directly linked and threaten the achievement of a comprehensive arms control agreement; and that, if the Soviet Union agrees to mutual, verifiable and significant reductions in the overall number of offensive nuclear weapon launchers and warheads, the United States should agree to mutual, verifiable and significant restrictions, consistent with and complementary to the 1972 Treaty on the limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems, on the development, testing, and deployment of components, weapons, supporting systems, and technologies for strategic defensive purposes.