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Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

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The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, John Rood (Acting), serves as Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State for Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament. In this capacity, the Under Secretary attends and participates, at the direction of the President, in National Security Council (NSC) and subordinate meetings pertaining to arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament and has the right to communicate, through the Secretary of State, with the President and members of the NSC on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament concerns.

The Under Secretary leads the interagency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. The Under Secretary provides policy direction in the following areas: nonproliferation, including the missile and nuclear areas, as well as chemical, biological, and conventional weapons proliferation; arms control, including negotiation, ratification, verification and compliance, and implementation of agreements on strategic, non-conventional, and conventional forces; regional security and defense relations, involving policy regarding U.S. security commitments worldwide as well as on the use of U.S. military forces in unilateral or international peacekeeping roles; and arms transfers and security assistance programs and arms transfer policies. By delegation from the Secretary, the Under Secretary performs a range of functions under the Foreign Assistance Act, Arms Export Control Act, and related legislation. The Bureaus of International Security and Nonproliferation and Political-Military Affairs are under the policy oversight of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. By statute, the Assistant Secretary for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation reports to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.

  
Highlights
Bilateral Strategic Security Dialogue Talks
Acting Under Secretary Rood delivered remarks. Full Text

U.S.-Poland Missile Defense Agreement
Acting Under Secretary Rood gave briefing on Missile Defense Agreement between the U.S. and Poland. Full Text | View Video

Missile Defense
Acting Under Secretary Rood delivered remarks with Secretary Rice during travel to Poland. Full Text | More from Travel

U.S., Poland Conclude Missile Defense Negotiations
Arms Control/International Security Under Secretary John Rood-L- and Polish Under-secretary of State Andrzej Kremer initial a missile defense agreement, Aug. 14, 2008. Photo: U.S. Embassy Warsaw.On August 14, the United States and Poland announced that their negotiating teams have completed missile defense negotiations. Press Release

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (123 Agreement)
Acting Under Secretary Rood testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Full Text

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