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

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Arms limitation agreements between the United States and Soviet Union/Russian Federation have reduced respective strategic nuclear stockpiles substantially: from 10,000 to 6,000, from 6,000 to 3,500, and then to 2,200.
Retiring pre maturely in 1937, his career progress blighted by his adherence to naval arms limitation, Nomura was appointed headmaster of Gakushuin, the Peers School, which had close ties to the Imperial family.
Those sanctions were adopted at a time of improving relations between Russia and the United States, after President Barack Obama downsized a European missile defence plan that Russia opposed and signed a nuclear arms limitation treaty with Medvedev.
We saw that with the nuclear arms limitation treaty, where you did have a couple of early movers," he added.
Reagan reached out to Gorbachev, and the two sides signed arms limitation treaties that slowly reduced the climate of fear that had dominated US-Soviet Union relations since 1945.
Unlike previous arms control agreements between the two Cold War superpowers such as the 1972 Strategic Arms Limitation treaty (SALT), which only restricted the future production of new delivery vehicles, START provided for the reduction of existing deployed warheads.
IT WAS a Republican president, Richard Nixon, who signed the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, SALT, with the old Soviet Union in 1972.
effort that led to the first strategic arms limitation agreement with Moscow two years later.
The Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty committed both sides to a limit of 2,400 missile launchers.
Therefore the threat of a new nuclear arms race looms in the very month that the old START 1 arms limitation treaty runs out and at a time when Russian and US negotiators were supposed to be close to agreeing a new treaty that could be signed by presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama.
In the USA, in the late 60s and 70s, to what were the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks abbreviated?
The need for such bilateral talks has emerged amid changes in the security environment as seen in an agreement between the United States and Russia to conclude a new nuclear arms limitation pact this year and increasing threats of terrorism and piracy.
After signing the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) in 1972, Kissinger moved to further implement detente.
Kissinger brokered the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty and Antiballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union and made secret trips to China seeking a detente between the two nations and the restoration of diplomatic ties after a severance of near 25 years.
The ABM Treaty was a bilateral treaty that sprung out of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between the United States and the Soviet Union begun in the 1960s.