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Written and Compiled by George McGinn
Daily Defense News Organization

Rawalpindi, 12 Oct 2015:

COAS arrives Turkey for 3 days official visit. visited, Laid wreath at Kamal Ata Turk Mausoleum at Ankara-1

COAS visited, was presented guard of honor at Turkish Land Forces HQ. Our brotherly relation is time tested, eternal -2

COAS expressed heartfelt condolences on Ankara terrorist blast. We understand enormity of your challenges & stand by you -3

Interaction with Turkish Army Chief; COAS discussed enhanced coop in Fd of Ctr terrorism Trg, Ctr IED & int domain -4

Pak & Turkey facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common & coherent apch. We assure you our unflinching support -5

COAS was awarded Turkish Legend of Merit for services for regional peace, courageously handling terrorism menace..-6

Clarity in direction & sense of purpose in leading Pak Army and fighting barbarian terrorists successfully in an exemplary way -7

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How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

An exclusive look inside newly declassified documents shows how Israel blocked U.S. efforts to uncover its secret nuclear reactor.

By AVNER COHEN and WILLIAM BURR, April 15, 2015


Lead image by Courtesy of National Security Archives.

For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona, in the Negev Desert, was the key to its secret nuclear project. Yet, for decades, the world—and Israel—knew that Israel had once misleadingly referred to it as a “textile factory.” Until now, though, we’ve never known how that myth began—and how quickly the United States saw through it. The answers, as it turns out, are part of a fascinating tale that played out in the closing weeks of the Eisenhower administration—a story that begins with the father of Secretary of State John Kerry and a familiar charge that the U.S. intelligence community failed to “connect the dots.

Read more about this investigation at Politico Magazine –  How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

About the authors:

Avner Cohen is a professor of nonproliferation studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and the author of Israel and the Bomb.

William Burr is a senior analyst at the National Security Archive, George Washington University, where he directs the Archive’s Nuclear Documentation Project and edits its special Web page, The Nuclear Vault.