The Superpowers and Nuclear Arms Control: Rhetoric and Reality

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Adelman, Kenneth L., 100
Advancing national interests, 31-38, 45, 49, 50
Afghanistan, Soviet invasion of, 19, 20, 27, 80, 114
Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, 52, 59
Air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs). See Cruise missiles
Ambiguous language (in treaties), 73- 74, 79
Antarctic Treaty, 52
Anti-ballistic missile weapons and systems. See SDI, Soviet; Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), U.S. M
Anti-Ballistic Missiles (ABM) Treaty, 75, 84-90; ABM/SDI interaction, 84, 85, 107, 109, 129; Congressional views on, 86-88, 101; development of, 14, 89, 124; impact on space weapons negotiations, 89, 133, 134, 135; impact on Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START), 36, 37, 39, 41; provisions of, 15, 76, 77, 79, 85-88, 89, 107, 124; Reagan administration views on, 86, 99; reinterpretation of, 38, 84, 85-88, 107, 108, 113, 116; Soviet proposals for future compliance, 29, 89, 130, 134, 157; U.S. charges of Soviet violation, 76-77; U.S. proposals for future compliance, 89, 134, 157
Antisatellite (ASAT) weapons: congressionally imposed prohibitions, 99, 106; Soviet weapons, 4, 14, 44, 99, 106; U.S. refusal to negotiate, 42, 44; U.S. weapons, 44, 99, 101, 106
Antisubmarine (ASW) forces, 4, 9, 12
Arms control: agreements and treaties (see specific agreements and treaties); compliance issues (see Arms treaty compliance); constitutional aspects, 95-98, 100, 101, 113, 115; negotiating tactics, 38-43; negotiations (see Nuclear testing; Space weapons control; Strategic Arms Reduction Talks [START]); purpose of, 25-26, 45; reporting requirements, 98-100; Soviet objectives and policy, 18, 25, 26-27, 28, 33, 71, 136; U.S. objectives and policy, 25, 26, 27-28, 33, 71, 135
Arms Control and Disarmament Act, 96, 99
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), 99-100


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