Wire: Head of Joint Chiefs Thinks Pakistan Nukes Secure
Off the Wire:
Worst-case scenario: Pakistan's weapons would fall into the hands of terrorists.
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2009 -- Newswires reported this morning that the chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff says he's comfortable that Pakistan's nuclear weapons remain secure, but is gravely concerned about Taliban advances there and in Afghanistan.
The Associated Press reported that Adm. Michael Mullen said the United States has worked with the Pakistanis to improve the security of their nuclear arsenal and he believes that country's military is focused on keeping them secure.
He also said Monday the worst-case scenario is that Pakistan's weapons would fall into the hands of terrorists. But he said he doesn't think that's going to happen, according to AP.
Mullen spoke at a Pentagon news conference on his recent trip to the region.
(Report from newswire sources.)
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