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 more than half a century.
Some 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 that culminated in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Since the U.S. withdrawal from the deal in 2018, we have pushed Congress to work with our allies and partners with the goal of getting Iran back to the negotiating table.
- Ratifying major arms control agreements, such as:
- New START Treaty,
- Chemical Weapons Convention,
- Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I),
- Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty,
- Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces agreement,
- Anti-Ballistic Missile 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.
- Pressuring the Administration to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.