22 U.S. Code § 2571 - Research, development and other studies
the detection, identification, inspection, monitoring, limitation, reduction, control, and elimination of armed forces and armaments, including thermonuclear, nuclear, missile, conventional, bacteriological, chemical, and radiological weapons:
the techniques and systems of detecting, identifying, inspecting, and monitoring of tests of nuclear, thermonuclear, and other weapons;
the control, reduction, and elimination of armed forces and armaments in space, in areas on and beneath the earth’s surface, and in underwater regions;
the structure and operation of international control and other organizations useful for arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament;
the reduction and elimination of the danger of war resulting from accident, miscalculation, or possible surprise attack, including (but not limited to) improvements in the methods of communications between nations;
the economic and political consequences of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament, including the problems of readjustment arising in industry and the reallocation of national resources;
methods for the maintenance of peace and security during different stages of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament;
the scientific, economic, political, legal, social, psychological, military, and technological factors related to the prevention of war with a view to a better understanding of how the basic structure of a lasting peace may be established; and
such related problems as the Secretary of State may determine to be in need of research, development, or study in order to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
 So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.
1998—Pub. L. 105–277, § 1223(6)(A)–(E), in introductory provisions, inserted “this subchapter in” after “powers in”, substituted “Secretary of State” for “Director” wherever appearing and “ensure” for “insure” in two places, struck out “in accordance with procedures established under section 2575 of this title” after “other Government agencies”, and substituted “The authority of the Secretary under this chapter with respect to research, development, and other studies concerning arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament shall be limited to participation in the following:” for “The authority of the Director with respect to research, development, and other studies shall be limited to participation in the following insofar as they relate to arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament:”.
Subsec. (l). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1223(6)(F), inserted “and” at end.
Subsec. (m). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1223(6)(B), substituted “Secretary of State” for “Director”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–236, in introductory provisions, substituted “fields of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament” for “field of arms control and disarmament” in three places, in first sentence, inserted “and nonproliferation” after “disarmament”, and in fourth sentence, inserted “, nonproliferation,” after “arms control” wherever appearing.
1982—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–339 inserted “and of all aspects of antisatellite activities”.
1977—Pub. L. 95–108 struck out “United States” before “private” in cl. (2) of opening par.
1963—Pub. L. 88–186 inserted “United States” before “private” in cl. (2) of opening par.
Pub. L. 92–352, title III, § 302, July 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 495, directed Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, with cooperation of other agencies, to prepare a comprehensive report on international transfer of conventional arms and submit this report no later than one year after July 13, 1972, with an interim report submitted no later than six months after July 13, 1972.