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Georgia chaos halts nuclear security effort

US was helping track smugglers; Traffickers could take advantage

A SHOW OF FORCE - Russian soldiers drove yesterday near the city of Gori. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili called for negotiations with Russia to prevent relations between the two countries from deteriorating further. A SHOW OF FORCE - Russian soldiers drove yesterday near the city of Gori. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili called for negotiations with Russia to prevent relations between the two countries from deteriorating further. (Dimitar Dilkoff/ AFP/ Getty Images)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / August 19, 2008

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WASHINGTON - The chaos in Georgia has forced the United States to halt a high-priority program that was helping the former Soviet republic to identify possible smugglers of nuclear bomb components across its borders, long considered a transit point for terrorists seeking to obtain weapons of mass destruction, according to US officials. (Full article: 987 words)

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