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Book Launch--Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb

The launch of an important new book on Pakistan's nuclear weapons program.

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Jan. 15, 2013
12:00pm – 1:30pm


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch--Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb

A book launch presented by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Author and speaker: Feroz Khan

From the publisher: “Written by a 30-year professional in the Pakistani Army who played a senior role formulating and advocating Pakistan’s security policy on nuclear and conventional arms control, this book tells the compelling story of how and why Pakistan’s government, scientists, and military persevered in the face of a wide array of obstacles to acquire nuclear weapons. It lays out the conditions that sparked the shift from a peaceful quest to acquire nuclear energy into a full-fledged weapons program, details how the nuclear program was organized, reveals the role played by outside powers in nuclear decisions, and explains how Pakistanis scientists overcame the many technical hurdles they encountered.”

About the speaker: Brigadier General (retired) Feroz Khan is a lecturer in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. He served in the Pakistani Army for 30 years, and has represented Pakistan in several multilateral and bilateral arms control negotiations. Khan has been a visiting scholar at the Wilson Center, and has held fellowships at Stanford University; the Brookings Institution; the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies; and the Cooperative Monitoring Center at Sandia National Laboratory. He has also taught at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.

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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources. At the Wilson Center, it is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more


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