Conference for Control of the International Traffic in Arms

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On May 5 a conference will be held at Geneva under the auspices of the League of Nations to consider a draft convention drawn up by the Temporary Mixed Commission of the League1 for the purpose of establishing a system of control over the international traffic in arms, munitions and implements of war. The conference, which will be attended by an American delegation appointed by the President, will concern itself especially with the problem of controlling the exportation of arms to countries inhabited either by backward peoples or by peoples addicted to civil warfare. It is proposed in general to control the traffic in arms through a system of government licenses to be issued for all arms and war material leaving each exporting country. ...

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