"Arms control is threat control. It is national defense by cheaper means. Every foreign weapon eliminated is a weapon the United States no longer needs to counter. In military, diplomatic, and budgetary terms, arms control is an essential component of sound national security strategy for the 1990s and beyond. Arms control has not been successful every time in every situation. But arms control can frequently address threats unreachable by military force. If viewed as a 'weapon' for removing threats, arms control is staggeringly cost-effective. America is far more secure with it than without it." This report by the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency assesses the adherence of the U.S. and other nations to arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/