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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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