Inside Pakistan's Nuclear Black Market

photoA.Q. Khan is the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb. He also gave atomic secrets to Iran, Libya, and North Korea, in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

On Point talks with journalist Seymour Hersh about how and why one of the world's worst nuclear-arms proliferators was let off the hook.


Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. His latest article in The New Yorker Magazine is "The Deal: Why is Washington going easy on Pakistan's nuclear black marketers?"

This program aired on March 3, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.


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