Today, the CIA is the largest producer of national security information for senior U.S. officials. The Director of the CIA (DCIA) is the manager of the national HUMINT and, on behalf of the DNI, is the national authority responsible for coordinating, stealing and evaluating HUMINT`s covert operations throughout the CI, in accordance with legislation, implementing regulations and inter-authority agreements. Consideration of the role that arms control has played in the past and that it can play in the future with adequate investments in political and strategic capital is also essential for thinking about long-term efforts to address the risks associated with nuclear weapons. The nuclear-weapon States — the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and China — and, indeed, all States under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continue to commit themselves to ending the arms race and to general and complete disarmament. The global discord over the extent to which the United States and Russia (and other nuclear-weapon states) are meeting this commitment is real, even if its impact is uncertain. Negotiated and verified agreements must clearly be part of these broader efforts, as sought by the authors of the NPT. . . .