Project Butter Factory. Henk Slebos and the A.Q.Khan nuclear network
|Author||Frank Slijper, CtW|
|Classification||4.02.7.10/06 (PAKISTAN - THEFT UCN ENRICHMENT DATA, KHAN)|
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PROJECT BUTTER FACTORY Henk Slebos and the A.Q. Khan nuclear network Frank Slijper Transnational Institute in association with Campagne tegen Wapenhandel ISSN 1871-3408 The written contents of this booklet may be quoted or reproduced, provided that the source of information is acknowledged. TNI would like to receive a copy of the document in which this booklet is quoted. You can stay informed of TNI publications and activities by subscribing to TNI’s fortnightly email newsletter. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org Amsterdam, September 2007 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Frank Slijper works at the Dutch Campaign against Arms Trade (Campagne tegen Wapenhandel) and has been a researcher and campaigner on arms trade issues for the past fifteen years. He graduated in 1993 as an economist (international economic relations), specialising in Dutch military procurement and the offset policies implemented to enhance the defence industry. He has written and published extensively on Dutch arms exports and policy ever since. His recent publications include The Emerging EU Military-Industrial Complex (TNI, 2005), the co-authored European Export Credit Agencies and the financing of arms trade (ENAAT, 2007); and the co-authored A.Q. Khan, Urenco and the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology (Greenpeace, 2004). For more on the Dutch Campaign Against Arms FOREWORD Zia Mian In late May 1998, the mountains in Balochistan, Pakistan’s remote and desolate western province, shook and turned white from the force of a nuclear explosion. It was Pakistan’s first nuclear test, the culmination of a nearly three decade long effort to match neighbouring India as a nuclear armed state. India, Pakistan’s neighbour, had tested its weapons a few weeks earlier; its first test had been twenty four years earlier. In both countries, the scientists that built the bomb were lauded as heroes. None more so than Abdul Qadeer Khan, dubbed by many as the “father of the Pakistani bomb”. He was already a national figure. For over a decade, he had been in the public eye, seen on television and in the press receiving the highest national honours and shaking hands with successive Presidents and Prime Ministers. One Prime Minister of Pakistan wrote about him as “a national hero” who had given “a sense of pride to our nation”.