Strife in Pakistan Raises U.S. Doubts Over Nuclear

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  1. Philobeado
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    Sounds pretty bad to me...

    WASHINGTON As the insurgency of the Taliban and Al Qaeda spreads in Pakistan, senior American officials say they are increasingly concerned about new vulnerabilities for Pakistan?s nuclear arsenal, including the potential for militants to snatch a weapon in transport or to insert sympathizers into laboratories or fuel-production facilities.


    "But the United States does not know where all of Pakistan's nuclear sites are located, and its concerns have intensified in the last two weeks since the Taliban entered Buner, a district 60 miles from the capital. The spread of the insurgency has left American officials less willing to accept blanket assurances from Pakistan that the weapons are safe.


    Pakistani officials have continued to deflect American requests for more details about the location and security of the country's nuclear sites, the officials said. "

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    What about codes and such?

    I doubt it would be that easy for the Taliban to use them, let alone find them or take them.


    They are light, and if the warhead isn't activated, a jet could blow the missile up as the Taliban load it onto a truck.


    The missiles out in the prarries of Kansas are in huge silos. It would take more than an 18-wheeler to get those things down the road, and one heck of a crane to lift it out of the hole.
     
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    Doubt if the Pakistani Army will allow this to get very far. Also agree with IF.
     

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