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The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 300 to 3,200 miles. The treaty was the first nuclear arms control treaty to require the destruction of an entire class of nuclear-armed missiles and to permit on-site inspections to help verify compliance. President Ronald Reagan directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to create the On-Site Inspection Agency (OSIA) in 1988 to carry out US inspections in the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany and to escort Soviet inspectors in the United States, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and the United Kingdom. As a result of the INF Treaty, the United States and the Soviet Union destroyed a total of 2,692 short-, medium-, and intermediate-range missiles by the treaty's implementation deadline of June 1, 1991. Martin Lee Klug was Deputy INF Program Manager (1989–1990) and then INF Program Manager (1991–1995) at the Martin Marietta plant (former Pershing 1 launcher production facility) at Middle River, Maryland.



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Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2021.


Martin Marietta Corporation


1987 - 1993


Martin Lee Klug, Gift, 2021, NASM.2021.0013


0.39 Cubic feet (One letter document case.)


This collection is in English.


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Scope and Contents

The collection includes the following items relating to Martin Lee Klug's duties with the INF Program: 28-29 July 1991 Soviet Inspection Report; two temporary ID badges; black and white Gemini-Titan II photos; color photography of OSIA inspectors, both Americans and Soviets; On-Site Inspections under the INF Treaty by Joseph P. Harahan, 1993; two meal tickets; Klug's Martin Marietta business card; Titan II brochure; certificates for completion of INF Treaty Inspector Course and DoD certificate for service during the Cold War; 1993 OSIA thank you letter from General Govan to William Ballhaus, President of Martin Marietta; and Soviet Museum Guides: Stories of the Hermitage and Museums In and Around Moscow autographed by Soviet Inspectors.


Reports -- 20th century



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Topics Astronautics
Ballistic missiles
Cold War
Nuclear weapons


On-Site Inspection Agency (OSIA) Collection, NASM.2021.0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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