|The importance of cooperation in me field of "Traditional Security" is disarmament, arms control, and confidence building.|
|Disarmament requires all states to give up certain kinds of weapons. For example, the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) banned the production and possession of these weapons.|
|Arms control regulates the acquisition or development of weapons. The Anti- Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty 1972 tried to stop the United States and the Soviet Union from using ballistic missiles as a defensive shield to launch a nuclear attack.|
|Confidence Building is accepted as a means of avoiding violence. It is a process in which countries share ideas and information with their rivals.|
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