arms control

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arms control

A concept that connotes: a. any plan, arrangement, or process, resting upon explicit or implicit international agreement, governing any aspect of the following: the numbers, types, and performance characteristics of weapon systems (including the command and control, logistics support arrangements, and any related intelligence-gathering mechanism); and the numerical strength, organization, equipment, deployment, or employment of the Armed Forces retained by the parties (it encompasses disarmament); and b. on some occasions, those measures taken for the purpose of reducing instability in the military environment.
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Noun1.arms control - a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country
restriction, limitation - an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
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arms control

ncontrollo degli armamenti
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Angelina Jolie's character name came from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks which were held during the Cold War.
Negotiations on nuclear testing and space warfare had gone nowhere, while the prospect of a second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty had been shredded by Soviet tanks rumbling into Afghanistan.
As Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) proved, limiting anti-nuclear defence became a hot subject that withheld disarmament.
The United States and Soviet Union attempt to curb the race for nuclear superiority by signing the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty," the group wrote.
Negotiated between the United States and the Soviet Union as part of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, the now-defunct Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty was signed on May 26, 1972 and entered into force on October 3, 1972.
I was born in the early 60s and have clear early memories of growing up during the Cold War with regular news of NATO exercises across the North German Plain, the importance of protecting the Fulda Gap which was considered one of the main routes for any invading Soviet tank attack on West Germany from Eastern Europe, and of course the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between America and Russia, know as SALT 1 and SALT II.
1969 - The Strategic Arms Limitation talks between the United States and Russia begin in Helsinki, Finland.
How did the number of nuclear states multiply when the original four great powers - the United States, the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (now Russia), France and Great Britain - consistently strove to curtail nuclear proliferation through the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks and a series of treaties and protocols?
That placed him at odds with two of Carter's most trusted advisers: Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who pushed for a Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT-2) with Moscow, and Defense Secretary Harold Brown, who urged a US-Soviet accord to curb conventional forces in Europe.
While there are a few ideas involving nuclear force posture or arms limitation, such as a ban on forward nuclear deployments, the thrust of the package is on preventive nonproliferation.
Some of the acronyms of the Cold War years --MIRVs (multiple independently-targetable re-entry vehicles), SALT (strategic arms limitation talks) and BMD (ballistic missile defence)--have almost dropped out of public consciousness but their existence and the issues they raise continue.
Furthermore, the volume documents the arguments between Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Zbigniew Brzezinski over an appropriate response to the Soviet intervention, and whether to link Soviet behavior in the Horn of Africa to other bilateral issues, such as Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.