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Crs Report for Congress - Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues: June 12, 2009 - Rl34248 (Paperback) Loot Price: R217
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Crs Report for Congress - Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues: June 12, 2009 - Rl34248 (Paperback)

Paul K. Kerr, Mary Beth Nikitin; Created by Congressional Research Service the Libr

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Pakistan's nuclear arsenal consists of approximately 60 nuclear warheads. Pakistan continues fissile material production for weapons, and is adding to its weapons production facilities and delivery vehicles. Pakistan reportedly stores its warheads unassembled with the fissile core separate from non-nuclear explosives, and these are stored separately from their delivery vehicles. Pakistan does not have a stated nuclear policy, but its minimum credible deterrent is thought to be primarily a deterrent to Indian military action. Command and control structures have been dramatically overhauled since September 11, 2001 and export controls and personnel security programs have been put in place since the 2004 revelations about Pakistan's top nuclear scientists, A.Q. Khans international proliferation network. Pakistani and some U.S. officials argue that Islamabad has taken a number of steps to prevent further proliferation of nuclear-related technologies and materials and improve its nuclear security. A number of important initiatives such as strengthened export control laws, improved personnel security, and international nuclear security cooperation programs have improved the security situation in recent years. Instability in Pakistan has called the extent and durability of these reforms into question. Some observers fear radical takeover of a government that possesses a nuclear bomb, or proliferation by radical sympathizers ...

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Imprint: Bibliogov
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2013
First published: October 2013
Authors: Paul K. Kerr • Mary Beth Nikitin
Creators: Congressional Research Service the Libr
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-287-86475-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
LSN: 1-287-86475-9
Barcode: 9781287864752

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