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arms control

any plan, treaty, or agreement to limit the number, size, or type of weapons or armed forces of the participating nations.
the measures taken to limit the weapons systems or armed forces. Unabridged
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  • A refinement of the comprehensive test ban treaty of 1963 extended the prohibition on arms control to underground testing.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • A swift conclusion to our arms control talks--conventional, chemical and strategic--must now be our goal.

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