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Author Albright, David E.

Title Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies / David Albright.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  355.017 AL15    Check Shelf
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition.
Description 295 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-280) and index.
Contents Out of the cold -- Pakistan gets the bomb -- It's just business -- Khan's first customers : Iran and Iraq -- Finding a new hideout : South Africa -- Libya : a major sale at last -- North Korea -- Al Qaeda's bomb -- Uncovering Iran's illicit gas centrifuge program -- Busting the Khan network -- Suppliers : first line of defense -- Illicit nuclear trade today and the way forward.
Summary A former CIA and NSA intelligence analyst who heads an organization that monitors nuclear proliferation, Albright traces in disturbing detail exactly how nuclear technology has proliferated worldwide in the last 20 years. The trail leads back to the infamous Pakistani nuclear specialist A. Q. Khan, who began by stealing technology back in the 1970s from under the noses of his easily duped Dutch employer and a lax Dutch government, then sharing it, first with his home country and subsequently with Iran, Libya, and North Korea, along with Iraq, South Africa, even al-Qaeda. The shock is not only how far-reaching was Khan's mischief but also how easily he carried it out, working with all-too-willing suppliers and around national governments that had neither the monitoring capabilities nor -- even when Khan's actions were discovered -- the political will to stop him. Albright argues for establishing universal laws and norms against nuclear smuggling, securing existing nuclear stocks, and developing a globally interconnected system that would provide early detection of nuclear trade. A book that puts into context our genuine nuclear peril, while offering concrete ideas on how to reduce it. -- Booklist
Subject Nuclear weapons -- Pakistan -- History.
Khan, A. Q. (Abdul Qadeer), 1936-2021
Technology transfer -- Islamic countries.
Technology transfer -- Korea (North)
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Security, International.
Nuclear terrorism.
National security -- United States.
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