An important aspect of conflict prevention, avoidance, and resolution in the international security area is illustrated by several military-to-military arrangements originally worked out between the United States and the Soviet Union (and now in force with Russia) to deal with disputes of an operational nature—those which, if not resolved, might lead to actual conflict.
McNeill, John H.
"Military-to-Military Arrangements for the Prevention of U.S.-Russian Conflict,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 47
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol47/iss2/4