Andrew Cockburn, author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, discusses the historical and continuing US support for Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, how the CIA and State Department stymied attempts to stop A.Q. Kahn early on and how US safeguarding efforts allow Pakistan’s nukes to be more fully and rapidly deployed.
MP3 here. (12:13)
Andrew Cockburn is the author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, One Point Safe and co-author of Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein. He is co-producer of the documentary film American Casino and frequently writes at Counterpunch.org.