US arms control office critically understaffed under Trump, experts say

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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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