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Annual Fund Drive - [The Dining Room]
President's Message (Arlene Woo)
General Membership Meeting - The Legislative Process...
Lush Green Open Spaces or Wall-to-Wall Concrete?
Vote Count News
Arms Control Consensus Report
Dr. Werner Levi's Speech Aids Consensus Deliberations
Two Resign from Honolulu Board
Gold C Values
Frank's Videotapes to Be Shown
Recommended Viewing
UN Decade for Women Nearing End
On the Interim Report of the National Long-Range Planning Committee
An Unwanted Phone
Membership Update
Neighborhood Board Study Committee Seeks More Members (Mildred Walston)
They Have Given Us Their Support - Let's Give Them Our Support

Arms Control Consensus Report

This is the consensus report that will be submitted by the National Security Study Committee to the Honolulu Board. Please study it and send in your reactions to the Board by October 17.

The Consensus Report form is divided into two parts. The first part involves arms control objectives and types of negotiations to be used, and the second part deals with the criteria to be used in evaluating arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements.


I. What level of importance should the U.S. government give to each listed objective of arms control negotiations to reduce the risk of war?

Rating: a) High b) Medium c) Low d) d) Should not be an objective e) No opinion, no agreement

A. Limit quantity of weapons HIGH
B. Reduce quantity of weapons Minority--HIGH
Definite long-range goal
C. Prohibit possession of certain weapons:

  1. nuclear

  2. nonnuclear, (biological, chemical, radiological)

Long-range goal---HIGH
Short-term goal---LOW

D. Prohibit first use of certain weapons:

  1. nuclear

  2. nonnuclear (biological, chemical, radiological)

Long-range goal---HIGH


E. Inhibit development and improvement of weapons We have a high priority on this except for the modification of weaponry to lessen the present magnitude of destruction.
F. Limit proliferation of nuclear weapons:

  1. geographical (eg. zones, seas & space)

  2. horizontal (i.e., to other nations)



G. Reduce tensions, (eg. hotline) HIGH

H. Other:

Added--Decrease the vulnerability of weapons

II. Which types) of negotiations or initiatives (multilateral, bilateral and/or Unilateral are most appropriate for achieving each objective?

A. Multilateral ---Appropriate for negotiations on all objectives

B. Bilateral ---Appropriate for negotiations on all objectives

C. Unilateral ---Appropriate for negotiations on C.2. (Prohibit possession of non-nuclear weapons) and D.2. (Prohibit first use of nonnuclear weapons).

NOTE: Members present encourage U.S. proposals to initiate negotiations on all issues.

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