In 1968, 138 countries agreed to nuclear non-proliferation. If a United Nations mandate is in place, it would require a commitment of only 500 troops by each of these countries to create a truly multinational U.N. force of nearly 70,000 troops to be made responsible for enforcing non-posssession. Logistics would be challenging but not impossible if the urgency of their mission was apparent and well defined. If trained as both soldiers and inspectors and backed by the regular forces of powers such as the United States, Russia, China and Great Britain, no country could stand in the way of their mission.
Cost of the force would be $31.5 billion, based on the current expense of $450,000 for each fully-equipped service person in Iraq. Even if the United States paid all costs the total is well below what we spend now on our nuclear arsenal.
When the day dawns on a nuclear-free world, this force would either be disbanded or what had been learned from the cooperative effort could be applied to other international issues such as enforcement of the cluster bomb ban enacted by more than 100 nations (not including China, Russia or the United States) in December of 2008—Jim Frost.