- Pakistan detonates 1 more nuclear device
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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998
Subject: Pakistan Explodes another bomb!
So much for all the lead headlines in U.S. papers from the New York Times on down about India and Pakistan moving away from more threats and toward talks -- a have-a-nice-weekend-folks flavor. Knowing full well another test was extremely likely to occur, and knowing things were not getting better, such reporting is not acceptable and is rather chilling.
We still expect one more test -- or claim of a test -- by Pakistan this weekend or very early next week so they can claim they have matched India not only to the letter of how many it has tested in its history -- 6 -- but has gone 1 better for a total of 7. We also expect either today's, or most likely the 7th will be the largest of Pakistan's tests and will be claimed to be a hydrogen bomb, again to match India.
We feel strongly that the words of President John Kennedy from the summer of 1963 as he pondered making his famous speech that lead to the rapid signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty apply equally as this summer begins:
We test, and then they test, and then we have to test again, and you build up until someone uses them!