November 18, 2007

AID? IT'S TARGET ACQUISITION:

U.S. secretly aids Pakistan in guarding nuclear arms (David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, November 17, 2007, NY Times)

Over the past six years, the Bush administration has spent almost $100 million so far on a highly classified program to help General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, secure his country's nuclear weapons, according to current and former senior administration officials.

But with the future of that country's leadership in doubt, debate is intensifying about whether Washington has done enough to help protect the warheads and laboratories, and whether Pakistan's reluctance to reveal critical details about its arsenal has undercut the effectiveness of the continuing security effort.


It takes a colossal amount of foreign policy expertise to not grasp that one of the keys to our relationship with India is their focus on seizing and destroying Pakistani nukes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 18, 2007 9:24 AM
Comments

This is the sort of thing a world government does.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 18, 2007 10:18 AM

It is extremely doubtful that the Indian Govt has any intention or desire to seize Pakistani nukes, to say nothing of the capablity.

Posted by: Gyan at November 19, 2007 6:11 AM

Except that their most highly trained force exists for no other purpose. They're unlikely to be as capable as ours and the Israelis, but Pakistani nukes are an existential threat to them and a mere annoyance to us, so they're supposedly pretty good.

Posted by: oj at November 19, 2007 10:07 AM
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