The shocking, three-decade story of A. Q. Khan and Pakistan's nuclear program, and the complicity of the United States in the spread of nuclear weaponry.
On December 15, 1975, A. Q. Khana young Pakistani scientist working in Hollandstole top-secret blueprints for a revolutionary new process to arm a nuclear bomb. His original intention, and that of his government, was pur...more
I found it interesting how Peter Griffin says he met a Pakistani Brigadier-General Anis Nawab (pg 39). Similarly Adrian Levy reports that there was a Brigadier General working for A.Q. Khan in Pakistan (pg 35). These are interesting statements because "Brigadier-General" is not even a rank in the Pakistan Army (or for that matter in their own British Army). So, why is this fictitious rank being used? For example, knowing the correct rank would help answer the question ...more
"The fact that the authors of Deception thank Peter Griffen in the acknowledgments of their book raises questions of credibility. In Deception, the authors quote him as saying he was duped and taken advantage of by the Khan network. Another recently released book on the subject, America and the Islamic Bomb, contradicts this portrayal and reveals that a secret British Customs paper says that Griffen was aware and involved in the netw ...more
NetLibrary has an audio version that held my attention well enough to keep me awake when I needed to drive. It wasn't really full of surprises, though.