SOUTH AFRICA An A-Bomb For Pretoria?

Notes SOUTH AFRICA An A-Bomb For Pretoria?

For years it has been an open secret that Israel and South Africa share information on military technology. In 1987 the Israeli Cabinet banned "new" + defense contracts with Pretoria. But the "old" ones appear to have included missile development.

Last week U.S. officials confirmed that the launching of a booster rocket July 5 at South Africa's De Hoop testing range was the successful first firing of a new long-distance missile developed with Israeli help. The missile has a 900-mile range, similar to that of Israel's nuclear-capable Shavit.

South Africa and Israel denied all the charges. Officials in Jerusalem claimed that...

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