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
The Arms Trade Treaty: An Unparalleled Opportunity to Improve U.S. National Security
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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.]