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Arms Control, Disarmament, And Threat Reduction

Arms control, disarmament, and threat reduction

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▶Agencies

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC) (State Dept.), 2201 C St. N.W., #5950, 20520; (202) 647-6830. Bruce Turner, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting).

Web, www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-arms-control-verification-and-compliance and Twitter, @StateAVC

Leads development of U.S. arms control, missile defense, and space policies, including negotiation and implementation of international nonproliferation and disarmament agreements.

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC) (State Dept.), Emerging Security Challenges (ESC), 2201 C St. N.W., #5751, 20520; (202) 647-7620. Eric E. Desautels, Director.

Web, www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-arms-control-verification-and-compliance/o

Provides research and recommendations on all policy and threat issues related to missile defense systems and cooperation, outer space security issues and transparency, cyberstability, and Arctic and Antarctic security issues.

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC) (State Dept.), Euro-Atlantic Security ...

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