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U.S. Says Pakistan Made Changes to Missiles Sold for Defense

The United States has accused Pakistan of illegally modifying American-made missiles to expand its capability to strike land targets, a potential threat to India, according to senior administration and Congressional officials.

While American officials say that the weapon in the latest dispute is a conventional one — based on the Harpoon antiship missiles that were sold to Pakistan by the Reagan administration as a defensive weapon in the cold war — the subtext of the argument is growing concern about the speed with which Pakistan is developing new generations of both conventional and nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were the people in the Regan administration who made this original deal with Pakistan think for a second that Pakistani scientists were too stupid to ultimately be able to make these modifications, or that the Pakistani government wouldn't push their scientists to get more out of these weapons systems?

Also, this administration is looking for a reason, any reason, to push the Af-Pak war even further into Pakistani territory.

This charge, whether true or not, may be just what this administration is looking for to justify that push, and "save nuclear-armed Pakistan from itself".