Did Pakistan Test a North Korean Bomb?Jeffery looks into the issue of during the 1998 Pakistani nuclear tests, was at least one of the devices use North Korean supplied plutonium. A good read and insight. Maybe there will be some answers in the NK's disclosures? [via Armscontrolwonk.com]
Pakistani Bomb Scientist Breaks SilenceDr. A.Q. Khan Gives His First Interview to an American Journalist Since Being Placed Under House Arrest in 2004.
The Pakistani scientist blamed for running a rogue network that sold nuclear secrets to North Korea, Iran and Libya has recanted his confession, telling ABC News the Pakistani government and President Perez Musharraf forced him to be a "scapegoat" for the "national interest."
The story can be read here.
I would recommend that you read Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network by Gordon Corera , to get a much more in depth analysis of what Dr. A.Q. Khan's role in the black market nuclear proliferation.
Reflections on Pokhran IIOver at Verification, there is a series of posts commemorating the tenth anniversary of India and Pakistan's test series. Well worth checking out.
Here is a link to our Special Report on the events.
Pakistan Test Fires Nuke-Capable MissilePakistan on Thursday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable cruise missile with the capability to avoid radar detection, the military said.
The missile, named Babur or Hatf VII, has a range of 434 miles and is capable of carrying various types of warheads, including nuclear, the military-run Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate said. [via Defense Tech]