JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

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

S. Samuel C. Rajiv is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • January 2014
    Volume: 
    8
    Issue: 
    1
    Book Review

    Brigadier Feroz Hassan Khan (Retd) brings to bear the right credentialsto this six year effort under review. The career Pakistan Army officer andJohns Hopkins University graduate (1989–91), currently a faculty memberof the Naval Postgraduate School, Moneterey, California, spent the lastdecade of his 32 year service (he retired in 2001) dealing with nuclearissues in key positions. These included as the head of the ‘C’ Divisionin the Combat Development Directorate (CD Directorate), which laterbecame the Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) division inthe Strategic Plans Division (SPD) when it was established in 1998. Theauthor follows in the academic footsteps of his immediate successor atACDA, Brigadier Naem Salik (Retd), whose book, The Genesis of SouthAsian Nuclear Deterrence: Pakistan’s Perspective (Oxford University Press),came out in 2009.

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