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November 10, 2009
U.S. plan would halt ‘inside job’ to divert Pakistani warheads

One of the biggest concerns about Pakistan is the safety of its nuclear arsenal. It’s estimated that Pakistan has 80 to 100 nuclear warheads, making it the world’s 6th or 7th leading nuclear power.

In this week’s New Yorker, Seymour Hersh, the well-known national security correspondent, writes about a secret plan by the Obama administration to use American troops, if necessary, to protect Pakistan’s nuclear assets.

Daljit Dhaliwal talks to Hersh about why the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the only — or even the greatest — concern. Hersh contents that the principal fear is mutiny: extremists inside the Pakistani military could stage a coup and take control of some of the country’s nuclear assets.

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Mr Hersh has written about this obsession of his for many years by conjuring fantasies. His total ignorance of the terrain compounded by the duplicity of the leaks served to him only tarnish his credibility. The good part is that his agenda is in plain sight for those who are genuinely interested in peace in the region which can only come when we stop spoon feeding the “zamindari” oligarchs.

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