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  •  Saint ronny (6+ / 0-)

    Blast from the past:

    Pakistan's Illegal Nuclear Procurement Exposed in 1987

    Arrest of Arshed Pervez Sparked Reagan Administration Debate over Sanctions

    Newly Declassified Documents Show Illegal Network Had Islamabad's "Approval, Protection, and Funding

    Reagan White House Chose Afghan War over Nonproliferation Enforcement

    note: U.S. walked away from promises to the Afghan people, 1st abandonment, to help rebuild after that long Afghan/Soviet war! 2nd Abandonment came quickly after 9/11 with cheers for the drum beats at Iraq!

    22 November 2013 - Reagan administration, according to recently declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) director Kenneth Adelman wanted to crack down on the Pakistani nuclear program by cutting military and economic aid; Adelman argued that failure to do so "would be seen as 'business as usual,'" taking the pressure off Pakistan "at the very time we should be trying to increase pressure on them to stop ... illegal procurement activities in the US." By contrast, the State Department took a contrary view because U.S. aid to Pakistan supported the mujahidin in Afghanistan: "We are particularly concerned about weakening the President's hand in discussions with the Soviets on Afghanistan, which [are] at a critical stage. read more>>>>

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 02:54:15 AM PST

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