Along with its sister organization, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the Council has been at the forefront of U.S. arms control and national security policy for nearly half a century.

Gard Markey EventSome notable accomplishments to which the Council and the Members we’ve helped elect have contributed include:

  • Supported the diplomatic process to negotiate limits on Iran’s nuclear program, culminating most recently in a framework agreement reached by P5+1 partners and Iran,
  • Ratifying major arms control agreements, such as:
    • New START Treaty,
    • Chemical Weapons Convention,
    • Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces agreement,
    • Conventional Forces in Europe treaty,
    • Strategic Arms Reduction (START) treaty, and
    • Biological Weapons Convention,
  • Establishing a U.S. nuclear testing moratorium in 1992 that has remained in force to today,
  • Limiting the deployment of the MX missile and B-2 bomber and other nuclear weapons systems,
  • Eliminating funding for the nuclear “Bunker Buster” and “Reliable Replacement Warhead,”
  • Ensuring funding for key nuclear non-proliferation programs to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, and
  • Pressuring the Administration to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.