2006-07-25

Irrelevant Congress

From the "Do they tell Congress Anything?" department, we have the story of a Pakistani plutonium reactor. Built beginning in 2000, the power plant is capable of producing around 200 kilgrams of plutonium per year. At around 10 kgs per critical mass, you could make about 20 kindergarden grade nuclear weapons a year with this one reactor. Surely this comes as no surprise to our intelligence agencies, right? Right. Congress, on the other hand...
"What is baffling is that this information -- which was surely information that our own intelligence agencies had -- was kept from Congress," said Sokolski, now director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. "We lack imagination if we think that this is no big deal."
Oy.

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