general and complete disarmament


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general and complete disarmament

Reductions of armed forces and armaments by all states to levels required for internal security and for an international peace force. Connotation is "total disarmament" by all states.
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Finally, the fact that Article VI references the nuclear-arms race, nuclear disarmament, and general and complete disarmament indicates some connection between nuclear disarmament and general, i.
We will continue to advocate for general and complete disarmament under effective international controls.
In the words of the President in a speech at the United Nations on September 25, 1961: "It is therefore our intention to challenge the Soviet Union, not to an arms race but to a peace race to advance together step by step, stage by stage, until general and complete disarmament has been achieved.
Reaffirmation that the ultimate objective of the efforts of States in the disarmament process is general and complete disarmament under effective international control.
We reiterate our unequivocal commitment to the ultimate goals of a complete elimination of nuclear weapons and a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control," the nuclear "Big Five" said in a joint statement to the NPT review conference.
THE NEW AMERICAN has frequently described the origins and significance of State Department Document 7277, entitled Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World.
Paragraph 143f (i) commits governments to "Work actively towards general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.
General and complete disarmament would not mean the elimination of all armed forces but rather the progressive elimination of capabilities to conduct major offensive warfare and the placing of residual interventionary capabilities under the firm control of the international community for the purposes of the collective preservation of international order and protection of human rights.
They are methodically following a blueprint outlined in the 1961 State Department document Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World.
For the first time in an NPT setting, nuclear disarmament has been clearly separated from general and complete disarmament.
Article VI of the NPT says that "Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control".
government's "Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World," introduced at the 16th UN General Assembly and printed by the U.
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