Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator's Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent by Husain Haqqani, Shashi Tharoor, Larry Pressler
English | July 26th, 2017 | ASIN: B0744KKM6L, ISBN: 0670089311 | 259 Pages | EPUB | 1.21 MB
As chairman of the US Senate's Arms Control Subcommittee, Larry Pressler advocated the now-famous Pressler Amendment, enforced in 1990 when President George H.W. Bush could not certify that Pakistan was not developing a nuclear weapon. Aid and military sales to Pakistan were blocked, including a consignment of F-16 fighter aircraft, changing forever the tenor of the United States' relationships with Pakistan and India, and making Pressler 'a temporary hero throughout India and a devil in Pakistan'.