House hearing on India-US nuclear cooperation

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It is said an "expert is one who knows more and more of less and less." The proof of this saying was amply demonstrated on October 26, 2005 at the House International Relations Committee's second hearing on the US—India civilian nuclear deal which was titled "The U.S.—India 'Global Partnership': The Impact on Nonproliferation."

Five experts were called upon to testify: Neil Joeck, Robert Einhorn, David Albright, Henry Sokolski and Leonard Spector. While Neil Joeck did not say anything harmful to the deal, the other four came out with ideas that were so unrealistic —— even bizarre —— that one might be forgiven if one considers them as relics of the 20th century, those who cannot see beyond their noses, have no knowledge whatsoever of the dynamics of the new global power relations and the emerging geo—strategic scenario of the 21st century.

The following reports give some idea of what happened at the hearing:

1. Congressional Committee Examines Proposed U.S.—India Partnership

2. Lantos, other Congressmen support nuke cooperation with India

3. Experts Urge US Caution in Civilian Nuclear Deal With India

However, it would be best to watch and listen to the hearing.

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Ram Narayan   10 27 05

It is said an "expert is one who knows more and more of less and less." The proof of this saying was amply demonstrated on October 26, 2005 at the House International Relations Committee's second hearing on the US—India civilian nuclear deal which was titled "The U.S.—India 'Global Partnership': The Impact on Nonproliferation."

Five experts were called upon to testify: Neil Joeck, Robert Einhorn, David Albright, Henry Sokolski and Leonard Spector. While Neil Joeck did not say anything harmful to the deal, the other four came out with ideas that were so unrealistic —— even bizarre —— that one might be forgiven if one considers them as relics of the 20th century, those who cannot see beyond their noses, have no knowledge whatsoever of the dynamics of the new global power relations and the emerging geo—strategic scenario of the 21st century.

The following reports give some idea of what happened at the hearing:

1. Congressional Committee Examines Proposed U.S.—India Partnership

2. Lantos, other Congressmen support nuke cooperation with India

3. Experts Urge US Caution in Civilian Nuclear Deal With India

However, it would be best to watch and listen to the hearing.

 newsclip/cd View Webcast Video

Ram Narayan   10 27 05