The Future Use of Redundant Weapon-grade Material
The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed on 8 December 1987, has opened the prospect for substantial reductions in the nuclear arsenals of the superpowers, and, perhaps, of the other nuclear powers as well, all the way down to a ‘minimum deterrent’ (of the order, say, of one per cent of the present strategic arsenals) or even, eventually, to zero. This process will certainly require many years, perhaps decades, and it will of course be essential that throughout a situation of strategic stability is preserved. The implementation of this process is a challenging task for decision-makers and for relevant diplomatic and governmental machineries, including advisers drawn from the technological and scientific community.
KeywordsInternational Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Weapon Nuclear Material Enrich Uranium Fissile Material
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