Arms Control

Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Conventional Weapons

The United States is a High Contracting Party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and all of its Protocols. We view the CCW as an important instrument that has brought together States with diverse national security concerns.

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Other Disarmament Measures and International Security

It is a fundamental goal of the United States to create a climate in which all States can enjoy the benefits of cyberspace; all have incentives to cooperate and avoid conflict; and all have good reason not to disrupt or attack one another – a concept we call international cyber stability.

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

Regional approaches provide important avenues to further disarmament, security and nonproliferation objectives.

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Remarks at the 72nd General Assembly First Committee General Debate

The United States has taken many steps to reduce the number of, and reliance on, nuclear weapons, doing so in ways that preserve strategic stability.

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

During this year, many Member States have acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) through events reaffirming the solemn objective enshrined therein: β€œfor the sake of all mankind, to exclude completely the possibility of the use of chemical weapons.”

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Outer Space (Disarmament Aspects)

The United States remains committed to strengthening the sustainability, stability, and security of space.

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Nuclear Weapons

The United States remains committed to the goal of nuclear disarmament, and to seeking to create conditions toward that end.

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U.S. Condems Attacks in Mogadishu

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that killed and injured hundreds in Mogadishu on October 14.

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Remarks by Acting Assistant Secretary for Arms Control Anita Friedt at IPNDV Event in New York

The cooperative goals of the Partnership are essential ones to nuclear disarmament, namely identifying the complex technical challenges required for verification, and developing potential technologies and procedures to address them.

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IPNDV Side Event at United Nations First Committee

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Anita Friedt hosted an event updating the UN First Committee on the work of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).

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