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Politics of Arms Control: The Role and Effectiveness of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Politics of Arms Control: The Role and Effectiveness of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
By Duncan L. Clarke
Free Press, 1979, 277 pp
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This first history of ACDA fills a lacuna in the literature. Comprehensive and balanced, the author is sympathetic to the aims of arms control while realistic in assessing the agency's limitations. ACDA's role and effectiveness have differed under each of its directors and within each administration; the politics of this situation are perceptively sensed in this interesting and valuable study.