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Pakistan / Crisis / US / Nuclear Weapons #878543

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Sheila MacVicar) The standoff in Pakistan between the US and President Pervez Musharraf following a visit by a key US diplomat examined; details given about the state of emergency; scenes shown from the Swat Valley where the Pakistani army is carrying out a major offensive. [US deputy Secretary of State John NEGROPONTE†- comments on the dialogue with Pakistan.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) "New York Times" story on the US secret program to secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons noted and quoted. [In interview from Washington, Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - outlines the dangers we face with Pakistan's nuclear weapons being unsecured or the country gradually disintegrating; states Pakistan would have to want us there to help with the weapons.]

Mitchell, Russ;
MacVicar, Sheila

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