CNN: Congress concerned U.S. money used for Pakistan nukes

By David Edwards
Monday, May 18, 2009 8:15 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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