Monitoring and Verification in Arms Control

  • Citation: Woolf, Amy F. “Monitoring and Verification in Arms Control.” Congressional Research Service, December 2011.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict and Security
    • Keywords:
    • Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty
    • intercontinental ballistic missiles
    • provisions
    • arms control

This report reviews some of the monitoring and verification provisions in the new START (Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty) Treaty and compares these with some of the provisions in the original START Treaty. It focuses, specifically, on differences between the treaties in the provisions governing the exchange of data — known as telemetry — generated during missle flight tests; provisions governing the monitoring of mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); and differences in the numbers and types of on-site inspections.

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