Damocles Sword: The Everlasting Threat of Pakistan Losing Its Nukes

Reading Time: 7 minutes by Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd). The US security expert on South Asia and counter-terrorism, Bruce Riedel, had once stated, “Pakistan has more terrorists per square mile than anyplace else on earth, and its nuclear weapons program is one of the fastest-growing programs in the world. There are various threats to Pakistani nuclear weapons, be it accidents, accidental launches, an unstable dictator, internal disturbance, or a rogue scientist, but two of them are most important and most probable: an insiders’ job or a terrorist attack.