A US congressional investigation into use of weapons of mass destruction presented a frightening picture of what may lie in the future of humankind. The report identifies Pakistan as the most likely candidate to use nuclear or biological weapons in some futuristic scenario. According to the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Mass Destruction, “unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013.”
There is a high probability that biological or nuclear weapons will be used in the coming years, and the confusing state of conditions in Pakistan which already has nuclear weapons suggests it might be the source of such attacks. As the report notes, “were one to map terrorism and weapons of mass destruction today, all roads would intersect in Pakistan.”
Now, the question is how to deal with this reality and prevent it from happening in the future.