Report: US helping Pak secure its nuclear arsenal
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  • New Yorker magazine reported that the Obama administration has been pursuing arrangements with Pakistan's military that would enable it to help secure Islamabad’s nuclear weapons if they came under threat in a terrorist offensive or an internal coup. The report quoted a former high-level US intelligence official as stating that the Pakistanis allowed “a virtual look at the number of warheads, some of their locations, and their command-and-control system. We saw their target list and their mobilization plans. We got their security plans, so we could augment them in case of a breach of security,” Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Adm. Michael Mullen however indicated that he was "not aware of our receipt of any such information." Washington was also reportedly funding the training of Pakistani military personnel handling nuclear weapons.1