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  • **FILE** Abdul Qadeer Khan (Associated Press)

    'Father' of Islamic A-bomb: 'No doubt' N. Korea capable of making one

    The architect of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program — who illegally passed the technology along to Iran, Syria and North Korea — said Pyongyang could "no doubt" have perfected a nuclear weapon and long-range missile warheads.

  • World Briefs: Swiss nuke smugglers avoid more jail

    Three Swiss engineers accused of participating in a global nuclear smuggling ring are set to avoid further prison time, in part because they helped the CIA bust the network that was supplying Libya's atomic weapons program.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Pakistan Cauldron'

    As Pakistan has forced its way into America's national con sciousness over the past few years, bookshelves have grown crowded with publications devoted to deciphering the murky politics behind this nuclear-armed nation in perpetual crisis. The latest entry to this roster, "The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability," is a welcome one, and comes to us from James Farwell, a strategic communications guru and longtime adviser to U.S. Special Operations Command and Strategic Command.

  • GETTING THE GANG BACK TOGETHER? Members of the network named after Abdul Qadeer Khan are gaining in popularity. (Associated Press)

    Nuke-smuggling network in demand

    Scientists, engineers and financiers involved in the A.Q. Khan nuclear-smuggling network are being contacted by several governments in an effort to lure these specialists out of retirement.

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