Saturday, January 26, 2008

Well, NOW the Bobblehead can sleep better at night...

According to CNN (via AP):

Pakistan says nuke arsenal is safe ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan is increasingly alert to the possible threat of Islamic extremists seeking control of its nuclear weapons, but its security system is fail-safe despite the rising militancy in the country, a top official said Saturday. Some 10,000 soldiers have been deployed to secure the U.S.-ally's nuclear facilities as part of a command and control system headed by President Pervez Musharraf and other top officials, said Khalid Kidwai, head of the Strategic Plans Division which handles Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. Kidwai said there was concern that Pakistan's weapons would fall into the hands of al Qaeda or Taliban-style militant groups. “Pakistan's nuclear weapons, fissile material and infrastructure are absolutely safe and secure,” he told journalists. Kidwai said his division still planned for any contingency and has reassessed the militant threat in light of escalating attacks on security forces and intelligence personnel, although it had received no intelligence of a terrorist plot against the nuclear facilities.
Good! I was starting to worry a little, seeing how stable the region is and how leaders are chosen and removed from office through diplomatic means...

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