"...the Arms Control Association [does] so much to keep the focus on the issues so important to everyone here, to hold our leaders accountable to inspire creative thinking and to press for change. So we are grateful for your leadership and for the unyielding dedication to global nuclear security."
– Lord Des Browne
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
The Arms Trade Treaty: An Unparalleled Opportunity to Improve U.S. National Security

As the world’s top conventional arms exporter with one of the most robust export control systems, the United States arguably stands to benefit more than any country from raising global arms trade standards. The attached two-page document from ACA explains the possible national security benefits of a robust Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

See attached document.

It is part of a series of four documents on different topics related to an ATT published in July 2010: national security (Arms Control Association); industry (Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia); international humanitarian law (International Committee of the Red Cross); and development (Oxfam America). [Click links for each document.]