US Debates Pakistan Aid Among Nuclear Weapons Fears

May 18, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Concern over sending military aid to Pakistan has been brought up in a recent meeting with Congress, after it became apparent that the country’s nuclear weaponry was growing in power and numbers.

According to Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chief Of Staff, he has seen evidence of a growing arsenal, although he refused to elaborate on the issue, in case it caused issues with the notoriously private Pakistan.

Fear that any military or financial aid to a region torn apart by war and civil unrest has grown, as concern over the fact that a great portion of that assistance could be moved towards Pakistan’s expanding nuclear program.

β€œThe Bush administration turned a blind eye to how this is being ramped up, and of course, with enough pressure, all this could be preventable,” David Albright, a member of the Institute for Science and International Security, told Congress.

It isn’t clear what will be decided. Chances are we will still provide aid, although greater restrictions and oversight will likely be required.


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