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It is happifying to read that the Reagan administration is following through on its nuclear nonproliferation goals. The target is Pakistan. Many lawmakers are concerned that Congress is being asked to waive the law barring aid to Pakistan because it will not put its nuclear program under international safeguards. But a high US official states unequivocally that Pakistan will forfeit the $3.2 billion in US military and economic aid just offered if it explodes a nuclear device: "We believe deeply that the acquisition of nuclear explosives by nonnuclear weapons state would be contrary to the clear national interests of the United States."

Let's keep that for the record.

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