Disappearing Scientists


Simon Henderson reports over at NRO that Pakistan is arresting its nuclear scientists. It’s an alarming and interesting story.

My father told me that if ever anything happened to him, I was to call you,” said the plaintive, attention-grabbing voice of a young Pakistani woman on the telephone to me Sunday. Her father, a nuclear scientist, had been detained by Pakistan’s feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). They had come in the evening and told her father to pack a small bag, with personal articles sufficient for a few days. Barely able to hold back the tears, she passed me onto her brother. “There had been five or six standing by the door and another three or so in a four-wheel-drive vehicle and another car outside,” he told me.

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