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a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country

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As noted by Senator Warner, the most important feature of this arms control agreement is the deep reductions it will achieve.
Bush came to Europe and charmed the German parliament with a speech at the Reichstag, then dashed off to Moscow, where the United States signed a major arms control agreement with the Russians.
Therefore, continuing to reduce nuclear stockpiles, controlling proliferation, and seeking arms control agreements remain critical.
Nor does it make any sense to abrogate the ABM Treaty, yet seek adherence of other countries to arms control agreements.
Intelligence gleaned from technical systems, including reconnaissance aircraft and satellites, has enabled the verification and monitoring of major arms control agreements, which have been central to strategic stability between the nuclear powers.
French president Jacques Chirac and German chancellor Gerhard Schroder said they fear it will undermine arms control agreements.
While only states have the power to reach arms control agreements, citizens' groups have paved the way for such agreements by successfully stigmatizing some weapons, making them normatively unacceptable for use by "civilized" nations.
With or without arms control agreements with the United States, Russia will not command the necessary resources over the next 10-15 years to sustain the number of deployed warheads (1,500) it proposed for START III.
What hope is there then that these same nations would ever empower any organization to enforce arms control agreements against themselves?
So much has changed since then through arms control agreements that the nuclear striking force is less menacing.
The Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (named for the place in Canada where the group first met in the 1950s) is the oldest and most prestigious group of scientists trying to develop ways of controlling militarism; it has made notable contributions to each of the more limited arms control agreements that have been achieved so far.
Perry said the Dole bill would cripple the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and endanger other arms control agreements with Russia that call for the dismantling of thousands of nuclear warheads.
But positional arms control agreements also deter peak performance.
While successful arms control agreements can limit the spread and reduce the number of weapons and otherwise enhance security and stability, standing alone they seldom prevent a state that is determined to acquire such weapons from doing so.
Entitled Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control Agreements, the reported stated: "Iraq is believed to retain equipment, technology and materials relevant to its weapons programme.