Washington, Feb.6 : The political turmoil in Pakistan has got seriously threatened the military's control of its nuclear eapons "but vulnerabilities exist," United States intelligence as warned in a report delivered to Congress by its chief Mike cConnell.
"We judge that the [Pakistan] army's management of nuclear policy ssues - to include physical security - has not been degraded by akistan's political crisis," the Daily Times quotes the report, s saying. The report also warned that al-Qaeda is improving the last key spect of its ability to attack the US.
McConnell claimed that Pakistan's Tribal Areas were providing Al qaeda "many of the advantages it once derived from its base in afghanistan, though this was on a smaller and less secure scale.
The intelligence chief also said that the Taliban has expanded its operations into previously peaceful areas of western afghanistan and around the capital Kabul.