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Briefing Date:04/13/2005
Topic:Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials: An Assessment of Methods and Capabilities

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Academy of Sciences
Policy and Global Affairs
Committee on International Security and Arms Control

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Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
248 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.

on

Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials:
An Assessment of Methods and Capabilities

by

Raymond Jeanloz, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley, and Chair, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Sciences, The National Academies

In the United States and many other countries, policy-makers are working to minimize the proliferation of nuclear weapons, prevent terrorists from acquiring them, and reduce the risks posed by existing nuclear arsenals. A new report from the National Academy of Sciences addresses the technical and institutional approaches and capabilities in transparency and monitoring that could be applied to any or all of these goals. The report does not analyze or make recommendations about the choices in U.S. nuclear weapon and nonproliferation policies or priorities that will continue to shape the context within which such approaches and capabilities might be applied.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 18, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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