Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons

Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons

Adrian Levy

The surprising, three-decade tale of A. Q. Khan and Pakistan's nuclear application, and the complicity of the U.S. within the unfold of nuclear weaponry.

On December 15, 1975, A. Q. Khan―a younger Pakistani scientist operating in Holland―stole top-secret blueprints for a innovative new strategy to arm a nuclear bomb. His unique purpose, and that of his executive, used to be simply patriotic―to supply Pakistan a counter to India's lately unveiled nuclear gadget. even though, as Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark chillingly relate of their masterful research of Khan's occupation during the last thirty years, over the years that constrained ambition mushroomed into the world's biggest clandestine community engaged in promoting nuclear secrets―a mercenary and illicit software controlled via the Pakistani army and made attainable, largely, through reduction funds from the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Libya, and by means of indiscriminate the aid of China.

Most unnerving, the authors display that the revenues of nuclear guns know-how to Iran, North Korea, and Libya, rather a lot within the information this day, have been made with the transparent wisdom of the yankee executive, for whom Pakistan has been a vital buffer nation and ally―first opposed to the Soviet Union, now within the "war opposed to terror." each successive American presidency, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, has became a blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear activity―rewriting and destroying proof supplied via its intelligence corporations, mendacity to Congress and the yankee humans approximately Pakistan's intentions and strength, and facilitating, via shortsightedness and cause, the unfold of the very guns we vilify the "axis of evil" powers for having and worry terrorists will receive. Deception places our present standoffs with Iran and North Korea in a startling new point of view, and makes transparent issues: that Pakistan, faraway from being an best friend, is a rogue kingdom on the epicenter of worldwide destabilization; and that the complicity of the us has ushered in a brand new nuclear winter.

Based on thousands of interviews within the usa, Pakistan, India, Israel, Europe, and Southeast Asia, Deception is a masterwork of reportage and dramatic storytelling via of the world's so much innovative investigative reporters. Urgently vital, it may stimulate debate and command a reexamination of our nationwide priorities.

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