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Bush Pushes for Renewed Targeting of WMD

President Bush proposed new steps Wednesday to halt illicit weapons trafficking, warning that black-market dealings by the architect of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program had exposed holes in global enforcement efforts. “Every civilized nation has a stake in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction,” Bush said. He promised that the steps he outlined would prevent such weapons from being used, and he painted a grim portrait of the consequences of doing otherwise. Bush also gave a boost to his intelligence agencies, under fire over miscalculations in Iraq, citing their work in exposing the underground Pakistani network that supplied nuclear weapons technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani nuclear scientist who was the father of the country’s nuclear weapons program, last week admitted being the mastermind of the scheme. Full Story

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