June 04, 1982
NOTE FOR [NAME EXCISED] FROM [NAME EXCISED], 'STATE/INR REQUEST FOR UPDATE OF PAK SNIE, AND ASSESSMENT OF ARGENTINE NUCLEAR PROGRAM'
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get citationA planned update of the Special National Intelligence Estimate 31-32/81 concluded that Pakistan’s nuclear program was continuing and new evidence suggested a “significant” Chinese role in the design of the weapons. Despite this new evidence, CIA estimates suggest that the required amount of fissile material for weapons production would not be available as early as had been predicted, and that a Pakistani nuclear test was not imminent."Note for [name excised] from [name excised], 'State/INR Request for Update of Pak SNIE, and Assessment of Argentine Nuclear Program'," June 04, 1982, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CIA Records Search Tool [CREST]. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #6. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114249