from the May/June issue of Sierra Magazine
The company whose nuclear secrets leaked to Iran
and North Korea now wants to bring its know-how
to New Mexico. What will be the fallout?
"The biggest threat facing this country is weapons of mass
destruction in the hands of a terrorist network."
— George W. Bush, presidential debate, September 30, 2004
hree decades ago, a brilliant young Pakistani metallurgist named Abdul Qadeer Khan managed to steal highly classified nuclear secrets while working in Amsterdam. It was a theft that would first shake Pakistan's Chagai Hills test site, and ultimately the rest of the planet...
Illustration by John Hersey
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