Disadvantages of Reliable Inspection

O'Sullivan Jr., Thomas C.
March 1963
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1963, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p18
The article focuses on the violations of reliable international inspection for arms control and disarmament agreement. It is noted that violation of agreement can be initiated for various reasons. Most examples of violation do involve injury to complying nations. In the arms control agreements currently being considered, the key roles to be played by inspection are to deter a violation by establishing a high risk of being caught. In discussing these possibilities, two characteristics of reliable international inspection should be stressed. One characteristic is that reliable international inspection draws world attention not only to the violator but also to the complier. The other characteristic is that the violator becomes immediately aware that his violation has been detected.


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