US has ‘snatch-and-grab’ plan for Pak’s nuclear weapons
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Pakistan’s nuclear weapons has long been a high US security priority even before 9/11 terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON: The US has a contingency plan to “snatch-and-grab” Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, if and when the President believes they are threat to either America or its interests, a media report has said, amid strains in bilateral ties.Plans have been drawn up for dealing with worst-case scenarios in Pakistan, NBC news
reported quoting current and former US officials, who say that ensuring security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons has long been a high US security priority even before 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Among the scenarios drawn by the report is Pakistan plunging into internal chaos, terrorist mounting a serious attack against a nuclear facility, hostilities breaking out with India or Islamic extremist taking charge of the government or the Pakistan army.