US intelligence says Pak nuke weapons are vulnerableFebruary 6th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.6 (ANI): The political turmoil in Pakistan has not seriously threatened the militarys control of its nuclear weapons but vulnerabilities exist, United States intelligence has warned in a report delivered to Congress by its chief Mike McConnell.
We judge that the [Pakistan] armys management of nuclear policy issues to include physical security has not been degraded by Pakistans political crisis, the Daily Times quotes the report, as saying.
The report also warned that Al Qaeda is improving the last key aspect of its ability to attack the US.
McConnell claimed that Pakistans Tribal Areas were providing Al Qaeda many of the advantages it once derived from its base in Afghanistan, though this was on a smaller and less secure scale.
The intelligence chief also said that the Taliban has expanded its operations into previously peaceful areas of western Afghanistan and around the capital Kabul. (ANI)
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