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Controlling the Conventional Arms Race
Controlling the Conventional Arms Race
By The UNA-USA National Policy Panel on Conventional Arms Contr
United Nations Association of the United States of America, 1976, 87 pp

Fresh advice, which may influence President Carter's policies, is given by a panel which includes several officials of the new Administration, including Cyrus Vance. Among the many recommendations are: negotiations with the Soviet Union on limiting naval deployments in the Indian Ocean; a reduction of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe; quantitative and qualitative restraints on U.S. arms transfers; and a Soviet-American negotiated freeze on defense spending and conventional force levels. Due to its brevity, the report is necessarily assertive rather than analytical, but its value lies in its suggestion of relatively new and important avenues for arms control.