Verification Technologies: Measures for Monitoring Compliance With the START Treaty [open pdf - 551KB]
This report describes the role of monitoring in the arms control verification process. It surveys the types of on-site inspection and their costs, risks, and benefits. It also examines the INF Treaty experience for lessons relevant to START. Our general discussions of the monitoring process and on-site inspections are relevant to other types of arms control as well as to START. The report outlines the monitoring tasks specific to START and suggests the cooperative and unilateral measures available for a START monitoring regime. It does not attempt to predict which of the possible cooperative measures will finally be negotiated in the START Treaty.
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota