A Study of the A Q Khan Network



"The A.Q. Khan Network: Causes and Implications"
by Christopher O.Clary,
Naval Postgraduate School, December 2005

The activities of Pakistan's notorious Abdul Qadeer Khan in
proliferating nuclear weapons technology are examined in detail in a
recent Master's Thesis, along with an analysis of their enabling
conditions and some of their larger implications.

"The A. Q. Khan nuclear supplier network constitutes the most severe
loss of control over nuclear technology ever," wrote author
Christopher O. Clary.

"For the first time in history all of the keys to a nuclear weapon--
the supplier networks, the material, the enrichment technology, and
the warhead designs--were outside of state oversight and control."

"This thesis demonstrates that Khan's nuclear enterprise evolved out
of a portion of the Pakistani procurement network of the 1970s and
1980s. It presents new information on how the Pakistani state
organized, managed, and oversaw its nuclear weapons laboratories."

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