December 07, 1979
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL FOREIGN ASSESSMENT, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, ENCLOSING REPORT, 'A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE OF CHINESE INVOLVEMENT IN PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM'
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get citationWith nuclear proliferation a policy priority for the Jimmy Carter administration, and Pakistan already a special concern, the possibility that China and Pakistan were sharing nuclear weapons-related information began was beginning to worry US government officials. They had no hard evidence--and the soft evidence that concerned them is massively excised in the December 1979 report just as Beijing and Washington were normalizing relations—so the “precise nature and extent of this cooperation is uncertain.”"Deputy Director for National Foreign Assessment, Central Intelligence Agency, Enclosing Report, 'A Review of the Evidence of Chinese Involvement in Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program'," December 07, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #11. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116891