Arms Control

Remarks by Ambassador Robert Wood at the Mine Action Support Group


The MASG serves a very important role in the international donor community, and I’m glad to see the United States chairing it again. It is proof that the United States remains committed to international peace and security through both foreign assistance and robust diplomacy.

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Escalation of Violence in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, Syria

The United States is extremely concerned about escalating violence in Idlib, the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta, and other areas of Syria threatened by ongoing regime and Russian airstrikes.

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Statement by Ambassador Robert Wood to the Conference on Disarmament Regarding the Nuclear Posture Review


For years the United States has consistently pursued reductions in the number and role of nuclear weapons. Doing so was a policy priority highlighted in the 2010 NPR. However, since then certain other states have done the opposite.

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Nuclear Posture Review 2018 – NPR


On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump directed Secretary of Defense James Mattis to initiate a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The President made clear that his first priority is to protect the United States, allies, and partners. He also emphasized both the long-term goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and the requirement that the United […]

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Fact Sheet: Key Facts About New START Treaty Implementation

Through the Treaty’s verification regime, which includes short-notice, on-site inspections at New START Treaty-related bases and facilities, the United States is able to verify information about the strategic nuclear arsenal of the Russian Federation. The verification regime provides both countries insight into each other’s strategic nuclear delivery systems, warheads, and facilities.

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New START Treaty Central Limits Take Effect

The United States of America and the Russian Federation have implemented the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START Treaty) for seven years. February 5, 2018 marks the date that the Treaty’s central limits on each country’s strategic nuclear arsenal take effect.

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News Briefing on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review

Welcome to the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review rollout, or as we refer to it here at the Pentagon, the NPR.

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Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland


“As President of the United States, I will always put America first… America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world.”

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Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy


“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens—to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”

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Press Release: 31st Session of the Special Verification Commission (SVC) under the INF Treaty

The Thirty-First Session of the SVC under the INF Treaty took place in Geneva, Switzerland, December 12-14, 2017.

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