CNN: Congress concerned U.S. money used for Pakistan nukes
CNN’s Barbara Starr reported that members of Congress are concerned that U.S. financial aid is being used to expand Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities. Sen. Jim Webb prompted Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to admit that Pakistan was increasing it’s nuclear capability at a hearing last week. “That strikes me as something that we should be approaching with enormous concern,” cautioned Webb.
“A lot of concern in Congress that it may be U.S. aid money — aid for the war on terror — that’s getting into this whole different program of expanding their nuclear weapons,” reported Starr.
This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast May 18, 2009.