FROM Andrew Bast
Pakistan's Nuclear Program Is Fastest Growing in the World Newsweek magazine has obtained commercial satellite photographs demonstrating that Pakistan is "greatly expanding plutonium production for its nuclear-weapons program." Other nuclear powers have learned that deterrence requires only a limited arsenal of weapons. Proliferation creates the possibility of "loose nukes" getting into the wrong hands. Former Senator Sam Nunn, who co-chairs the Nuclear Threat Initiative , calls Pakistan's buildup "extremely dangerous." That's according to Newsweek's article on " Pakistan's Nuclear Surge ," by senior editor Andrew Bast.
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