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Is the US Coming to Terms with AQ Khan’s Release?

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair seems to indicate so:

“There are restrictions on him (Khan) imposed by the (Pakistani) government,” he told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during an open hearing.  Replying to a query from Anna Eshoo, Democratic Congressman from California, who was “shocked and appalled” when Khan’s release from house arrest was announced, he said these restrictions primarily involved insuring that Khan was not connected to the network that he used before for nuclear proliferation activities.

But the secrecy over true U.S. sentiment remains:

When Congresswoman Eshoo asked whether Khan, dubbed the “father of Pakistan’s nuclear program,” still posed a proliferation threat in the eyes of the intelligence community, Blair said answers to these questions could be given only in a closed-door session.

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