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Arms control

any plan, treaty, or agreement to limit the number, size, or type of weapons or armed forces of the participating nations.
the measures taken to limit the weapons systems or armed forces.
Contemporary Examples

But on headline issues like arms control, he failed to make much progress.
Obama’s Style Trumps Substance, Again Stephen Walt July 6, 2009

But in the world of Western arms control policymakers, Li remains notorious.
Tehran’s Chinese Missile Man Jefferson Morley June 8, 2014

Not without irony, the answer “has nothing to do with the future of Syria,” points out Jeffrey Lewis at arms control Wonk.
Will We Go To War In Syria? Ali Gharib April 25, 2013

Daryl Kimball of the arms control Association has it exactly right: The agreement was an “overdue if very modest step.”
Obama’s Style Trumps Substance, Again Stephen Walt July 6, 2009

Hawks in his administration hated the word “disarmament,” and wanted the agency named simply with the phrase “arms control.”
Drop the Bomb, Obama James Carroll September 22, 2009

Their collateral damage has drawn opprobrium from human rights groups and arms control advocates.
Clinton’s Cluster Bomb Hypocrisy Lionel Beehner April 15, 2011

Conservative columnist George Will ridiculed “the cult of arms control,” writing, “The Soviets want victories; we want treaties.”
START Treaty: What Republicans Can Learn From Reagan Stanley A. Weiss December 19, 2010

“You are not going to have disarmament, but you could have arms control,” he said.
The NRA Has a Head Start Against Newly Energized Gun-Control Advocates David Freedlander December 17, 2012

Historical Examples

A refinement of the comprehensive test ban treaty of 1963 extended the prohibition on arms control to underground testing.
Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

A swift conclusion to our arms control talks–conventional, chemical and strategic–must now be our goal.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various


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