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Bureau of Arms Control

The Bureau of Arms Control is responsible for international agreements on conventional, chemical/biological, and strategic forces, treaty verification and compliance, and supporting ongoing negotiations, policy-making, and interagency implementation efforts.

The Bureau of Arms Control leads efforts to negotiate new arms control agreements, primarily START III and other future strategic arms control agreements, and leads negotiating efforts in the Conference on Disarmament (CD) such as a cutoff of fissile material production and antipersonnel landmines. This Bureau also has the equally important task of implementing a large number of existing agreements, including ABM, INF, START I, CWC, and BWC, and of preparing to implement START II and CTBT. The Bureau has the U.S. lead for negotiations and policy development related to Confidence and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs), Open Skies, Dayton Article V negotiations, verification and information for European arms control, has responsibilities with respect to CFE Treaty issues, and participates fully in the Task Force on CFE under the Under Secretary. 

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Washington, DC 20520

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