June 17, 1982
TERRY JONES, OFFICE OF NONPROLIFERATION AND EXPORT POLICY, DEPT OF STATE, TO J. DEVINE ET AL., ENCLOSING SUMMARIES OF STATE DEPT CABLE TRAFFIC DURING 1981-1982 RELATING TO DEMARCHES ON ATTEMPTED PURCHASE OF SENSITIVE NUCLEAR-RELATED PRODUCTS
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get citationA summary of U.S. State Department cable traffic regarding Pakistan’s nuclear efforts in 1981-1982. While the Reagan administration was inclined to give Pakistan some leeway in light of their support for anti-Soviet forces in Afghanistan, the acquisition of sensitive nuclear technology from abroad was still something that the administration was against. Evidence that Pakistan had made efforts, some successful, to acquire specific technology that suggested a nuclear test was being prepared raised a red flag in the U.S. government"Terry Jones, Office of Nonproliferation and Export Policy, Dept of State, to J. Devine et al., enclosing summaries of State Dept cable traffic during 1981-1982 relating to demarches on attempted purchase of sensitive nuclear-related products," June 17, 1982, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, State Department FOIA release. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #6. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114251
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