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

By Feroz Khan

The historical past of Pakistan's nuclear application is the historical past of Pakistan. thinking about the hot nuclear technological know-how, the younger nation's leaders introduced a nuclear strength 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 means of India's first nuclear weapon try out in 1974, Pakistani senior officers tapped into the country's pool of younger nuclear scientists and engineers and molded them right into a prompted cadre devoted to development the 'ultimate weapon.' The tenacity of this staff and the imperative position of its venture in Pakistan's nationwide id allowed this system to out live the perennial political crises of the following twenty years, culminating within the attempt of a nuclear equipment in 1998.
Written via a 30-year specialist within the Pakistani military who performed a senior position formulating and advocating Pakistan's safeguard coverage on nuclear and standard palms regulate, this e-book tells the compelling tale of the way and why Pakistan's executive, scientists, and army, endured within the face of a big selection of stumbling blocks to procure nuclear guns. It lays out the stipulations that sparked the shift from a calm quest to procure nuclear strength right into a full-fledged guns software, information how the nuclear software was once equipped, unearths the function performed via outdoor powers in nuclear judgements, and explains how Pakistani scientists triumph over the various technical hurdles they encountered. because of normal Khan's special insider point of view, it unveils and unravels the interesting and turbulent interaction of personalities and businesses that came about and divulges how overseas competition to this system in simple terms made it a good extra serious problem of nationwide resolve.
Listen to a podcast of a comparable presentation by means of Feroz Khan on the Stanford heart for overseas safeguard and Cooperation.

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