The relevance of disarmament to a discussion of strategy may seem questionable, since there appears to be an essential contradiction between the two subjects. While strategy deals with the use of weapons, disarmament is concerned with their elimination and thus undermines the very basis of strategy. Strategy and disarmament strive towards the same aim: assuring the security of the state. Arms control includes the complete range of measures aimed to decrease the possibilities of war, to maintain stability and to slow down the arms race, in addition to measures for arms limitation. Disarmament is not unique to modern times, but since antiquity has been an ideal to which lofty expression was given by the prophets of Israel. In the overall context of the cold war, the Central European area has been considered the point of contact most dangerous and most prone to complications leading to nuclear war.