Friday, September 25, 2009

Boastful AQ Khan

A.Q. Khan, father of Pakistan's nuclear program (and midwife to a few others), likes to point out what a feat it was that a country "where we can't even make a bicycle chain" could succeed at such an immense technological task. He exaggerates somewhat: Pakistan got its bomb largely through a combination of industrial theft, systematic violation of Western export controls, and a blueprint of a weapon courtesy of Beijing [China].

Let's Buy Pakistan's Nukes by Bret Stephens
December 16, 2008.

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