TITLE

REORGANIZING FOR MORE EFFECTIVE ARMS NEGOTIATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Blechman, Barry M.; Nolan, Janne E.
PUB. DATE
June 1983
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Summer83, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p1157
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article proposes organizational reforms for more effective arms negotiations in the U.S. The factors which have weakened U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency's (ACDA) ability to serve as an effective voice for, and implementer of, the nation's arms control policies have existed since the agency's creation. From its inception, ACDA was supposed to be both an integral part of the executive branch and a watchdog over its activities, a component of the U.S. State Department, an independent agency reporting directly to the President and a promoter of the modest idea of arms control and a partisan for the radical policy of disarmament. The creation of a separate agency to carry out arms negotiations has only made the task of such negotiations more difficult. Negotiations to limit arms are only one of several policy instruments we use to gain greater security. Four elements are necessary for the effective pursuit of arms control: a greatly strengthened component of the U.S. State Department to implement policy on a day-to-day basis, an interagency committee of principals to formulate policy and monitor negotiations, a watchdog group jointly appointed by the Congress and the president to assure diligence in these activities, and the assignment to congressional organs of certain quasi-regulatory functions now carried out ineffectively by ACDA.
ACCESSION #
4853969

 

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