Arms Control

Remarks by Ambassador Robert Wood at the Mine Action Support Group

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

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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

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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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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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AVC Factsheet – Refuting Russian Allegations of U.S. Noncompliance with the INF Treaty

Since declaring the Russia Federation in violation of the INF Treaty in July 2014, the United States has pressed the Russian Federation repeatedly to return to compliance with its obligations under the Treaty.

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Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Factsheet INF Treaty: At a Glance

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a pillar of international security and stability. It has contributed to managing strategic competition between the United States and the Russian Federation and is critically important to the security of U.S. allies and partners globally.

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Trump Administration INF Treaty Integrated Strategy

The United States does and will continue to abide by its INF Treaty obligations. We call on the Russian Federation to take concrete steps to return to compliance, preserve the INF Treaty, and restore confidence in the role of arms control to manage strategic stability.

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