In this study, CISAC tackles the technical dimensions of a longstanding controversy: To what extent could existing and plausibly attainable measures for transparency and monitoring make possible the verification of all nuclear weapons—strategic and nonstrategic, deployed and nondeployed—plus the nuclear-explosive components and materials that are their essential ingredients? The committee’s assessment of the technical and organizational possibilities suggests a more optimistic conclusion than most of those concerned with these issues might have expected.
National Research Council. 2005. Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials: An Assessment of Methods and Capabilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11265.
|2 Nuclear Weapons||45-108|
|3 Nuclear-Explosive Materials||109-182|
|4 Clandestine Stocks and Production of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear- Explosive Materials||183-216|
|5 General Conclusions||217-220|
|Appendix A Physics and Technology of Nuclear-Explosive Materials||221-244|
|Appendix B Acronyms||245-246|
|Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||247-250|
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