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Controlling Weapons of Mere Destruction   [open pdf - 641KB]

"Weapons of mere destruction, in the worlds of James Adams, have been responsible for more deaths 24.5 million lives in 161 wars in the last 50 years, than weapons of mass destruction, and the destructive power of modern conventional weapons ahs blurred the old distinction. The uncontrolled proliferation of conventional weapons is arguably the most destabilizing arms control issue in the post-Cold War era. The real challenge of the New World Order is to break out of an arms transfer cycle that pushes ever more advanced weapons on countries and regions still struggling for stability and legitimacy in the new international regime."

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1999-04-26
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