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Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials
increased manpower and funding to carry out the expanded mandate.
Important efforts to support both these goals are underway, but they should be enhanced and accelerated.
Greatly improved management and decreased inventories of NEM, which are priorities on their own account, would be critical if limits on total numbers of warheads were contemplated. The lower such limits became, moreover, the greater would be the need for reduction of NEM stockpiles and high confidence in monitoring the stocks that remained.
While the technologies exist to achieve monitoring of NEM quantities with considerable accuracy and confidence under a cooperative framework, a new strengthened international consensus on the value of doing this would be necessary to solve cooperatively the many difficult problems involved.