Wednesday, October 29, 2008

US Defense Secretary makes specific warning about WMD's

United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates make a specific statement Tuesday (Oct. 28) that any group or individual assisting terrorists (or any unauthorized party according to UN rules) in obtaining weapons of mass destruction would be held fully accountable. The comments may have been related to recent concerns about Iran, or about conservative speculation that Iran or North Korea of other rogue groups could conceivably use a small nuclear device launched from open sea to disrupt electronics over a western country, including the US. Other reasons could be all the various reports about activities connected to Pakistan’s nuclear weapons rogue, A. Q. Khan. Another possible source of information could be various stings like that discussed in the book “Terrorist Hunter”.

The New York Times story (p A12, Oct. 29) is by Thom Shanker, “Gates Gives Rationale for Expanded Deterrence,” link here.

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