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Pakistani Linked to Illegal Exports Has Ties to Military

A Pakistani businessman who has been linked to the illegal export from the United States to Pakistan of high-speed switches has longstanding ties to the country’s powerful military, according to documents filed in an American court and interviews here. The switches can be used as triggers for nuclear weapons. Humayun Khan, the Pakistani businessman whose office address was the final destination for the shipment last fall of 66 triggers, confirmed in interviews that he and his father had been suppliers of equipment and technology to the Pakistani military for the last 20 years. Mr. Khan insisted that he had not been involved in the effort to smuggle the American-made triggers to Pakistan. Full Story

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