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A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout(Pakistani nuke transfers to Libya)
Los Angeles Times ^ | 27/2/05 | Douglas Frantz

Posted on 02/27/2005 8:22:55 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki

A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout The U.S. took too long to act, some experts say, letting a Pakistani scientist sell illicit technology well after it knew of his operation. By Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year. Two Western nuclear weapons specialists who have examined the top-secret designs say the hundreds of pages of engineering drawings and handwritten notes provide an excellent starting point for anyone trying to develop an effective atomic warhead. "This involved the spread of very sensitive nuclear knowledge, and it is the most serious form of proliferation," one of the specialists said. Both described the designs on condition that their names be withheld because the plans are classified.

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Pakistan,Iran,Libya,North Korea China...Some rather distinguished members of the international community!!
1 posted on 02/27/2005 8:22:57 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

and sKerry promised us that he would STOP our nuke bunker busters program if he had won the election...


2 posted on 02/27/2005 8:27:51 AM PST by bitt ("Conservatism is the dominant political creed in America,")
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To: piasa

Ping.


3 posted on 02/27/2005 8:15:21 PM PST by Fedora
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To: sukhoi-30mki

But wait, Pakistan is America's most favoured non-Nato ally, isn't it?


4 posted on 02/27/2005 10:33:32 PM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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