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Shake-Up in Nuclear Weapons Program

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Science  23 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5512, pp. 2297
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5512.2297a

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NEW DELHI, INDIA-- Pakistan has removed its two top nuclear scientists as part of a major reshuffling of the country's nuclear weapons program. Observers see the move as a signal that the military government is trying to conform to global norms on the management of nuclear material as well as distance itself from a controversial figure regarded as the "father of the Islamic bomb."