Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb by Feroz Khan

By Feroz Khan

The background of Pakistan's nuclear application is the historical past of Pakistan. fascinated about the recent nuclear technological know-how, the younger nation's leaders introduced a nuclear power software in 1956 and consciously interwove nuclear advancements into the wider narrative of Pakistani nationalism. Then, impelled first through the 1965 and 1971 India-Pakistan Wars, and extra urgently by way of India's first nuclear weapon attempt in 1974, Pakistani senior officers tapped into the country's pool of younger nuclear scientists and engineers and molded them right into a encouraged cadre devoted to construction the 'ultimate weapon.' The tenacity of this team and the imperative position of its challenge in Pakistan's nationwide identification allowed this system to out live the perennial political crises of the subsequent twenty years, culminating within the try of a nuclear equipment in 1998.
Written by way of a 30-year expert within the Pakistani military who performed a senior function formulating and advocating Pakistan's defense coverage on nuclear and standard palms regulate, this ebook tells the compelling tale of ways and why Pakistan's executive, scientists, and army, endured within the face of a big selection of stumbling blocks to obtain nuclear guns. It lays out the stipulations that sparked the shift from a calm quest to obtain nuclear strength right into a full-fledged guns software, information how the nuclear application was once prepared, unearths the position performed via outdoors powers in nuclear judgements, and explains how Pakistani scientists conquer the various technical hurdles they encountered. due to basic Khan's exact insider point of view, it unveils and unravels the interesting and turbulent interaction of personalities and companies that came about and divulges how foreign competition to this system in simple terms made it a fair extra serious problem of nationwide resolve.
Listen to a podcast of a similar presentation by means of Feroz Khan on the Stanford heart for foreign protection and Cooperation.

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