[...] a broader treaty is necessary because an FMCT that banned the production of new fissile material for weapons but allowed production of new weapons from the massive existing stocks of civilian, excess weapons, and naval fissile material would not effectively cap nuclear arsenals or make reductions irreversible. Because it goes beyond a cutoff of future production, we designate the IPFM draft treaty as a fissile material (cutoff) treaty [FM(C)T].7 On the date the treaty entered into force, all fissile material in the civilian sector and any material produced after that date would be subject to safeguards.
Complete Cutoff: Designing a Comprehensive Fissile Material Treaty Arend Meerburg; Frank N von Hippel Arms Control Today; M
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