Taliban Maneuvering for Position in Northwest

Killgore Trout4/25/2009 12:41:30 pm PDT

re: #62 albusteve

Read the article….

….if Pakistan collapses, the U.S. military is primed to enter the country and secure as many of those weapons as it can, according to U.S. officials.
For starters, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials, there is no way a complete nuclear weapon can be plucked from Islamabad’s stockpile, which is protected by about 10,000 of the Pakistani military’s most elite troops. The guts of the nuclear warhead are kept separate from the rest of the device, and a nuclear detonation is impossible without both pieces. Additionally, the delivery vehicle — plane or missile — is also segregated from the warhead components.