Matthew Pennington (AP)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pervez Musharraf's departure from the presidency is unlikely to have a significant impact on how Pakistan's nuclear weapons are controlled.
Experts say a 10-member committee, and not just the president, makes decisions on how to use them and only a complete meltdown in governance — still a distant prospect in Pakistan — could put the atomic bomb in the hands of extremists.
"Any (political) transition in Pakistan will have no effect on Pakistan's nuclear assets because it has a very strong custodial control." More>>
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