One of the biggest impediments to denuclearization is figuring out how to monitor and verify the existence of a given nuclear warhead at a specific location without revealing any design aspects or confidential secrets about that warhead. James E. Doyle, an independent nuclear security researcher, writes:

“A strategic nuclear verification initiative that includes developing the capabilities for making nuclear warheads items of account in a future treaty is essential for progress towards a safer, more resilient, and sustainable global community. It is in America’s interest to lead the way.”

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