Tyler Drumheller and South African Nukes

I’m finally getting around to posting a tidbit I found a while back in Tyler Drumheller’s _On the Brink: An Insider’s Account of How the White House Compromised American Intelligence_.

I am referring to the assertion that, when Drumheller was a CIA operative in South Africa, his sources

bq. provided incontrovertible evidence that the apartheid government had in fact tested a nuclear bomb in the south Atlantic in 1979, and that they had developed a delivery system with assistance from the Israelis.

I really wish Drumheller had provided more detail about this evidence, which sounds a lot more concrete than the “Vela satellite evidence.”:http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB190/index.htm Obviously, a debate still rages about South Africa’s alleged test and cooperation with the Israelis, so more information would be welcome.

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