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Civil Nuclear Cooperation with Pakistan: Prospects and Consequences, Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, December 8, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony is from the December 8, 2015 hearing, "Civil Nuclear Cooperation with Pakistan: Prospects and Consequences," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the statement of Abassador Husain Haqqani: "The expectation that Pakistan would limit its nuclear arsenal is similar to the unrealistic expectation during the 1980s that supplying Pakistan with large amounts of economic aid and state-of-the art military equipment, including F-16 aircraft, would lead to Pakistan stopping short of developing nuclear weapons altogether. It stems from failing to understand Pakistan's policies and ambitions in South Asia. If the purpose of Pakistan's development of nuclear weapons had been to ensure that Pakistan was not overrun by superior Indian military force -- a legitimate defense goal -- that objective was met by Pakistan's nuclear tests conducted in 1998." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include the following: Husain Haqqani, Daniel S. Markey, Henry D. Sokolski, and George Perkovich.

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