I salute the Arms Control Association … for its keen vision of the goals ahead and for its many efforts to identify and to promote practical measures that are so vitally needed to achieve them. -

– Amb. Nobuyasu Abe
Former UN Undersecretary General for Disarmament Affairs
January 28, 2004

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The June 2012 news brief “U.S., Russia Discuss Cyber Hotline” referred to plans for “a hotline [between Moscow and Washington] for cyberattacks similar to one used since 1988 to prevent accidental nuclear war.” The first hotline was established in 1963; it relied on telegraph messages routed through a number of intermediate cities. The 1988 version established a direct link between Moscow and Washington, with voice capability.