US arms control office critically understaffed under Trump, experts say


State department office whittled down in staff numbers from 14 at start of administration to four as Trump shifts approach, experts say

A state department office tasked with negotiating and implementing nuclear disarmament treaties has lost more than 70% of its staff over the past two years, as the Trump administration moves towards a world without arms control for the first time in nearly half a century.

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