Those New Mandala readers who follow debates about Burma’s nuclear ambitions (or lack thereof) will want to read this new exchange of letters relevant to the international analysis of the issue.

I hardly pretend to have the technical credentials to judge the evidence or to fully appreciate the subtleties of dealing with defector testimony. But, for what it’s worth, I still think that my earlier argument about “presentationalism” in Burma’s prospective (but apparently lackluster) nuclear program makes some sense.

As I asked back in August, “[a]re we…consuming parts of a nuclear story that have already been maximised, exaggerated and pre-packaged for the consumption of Burma’s senior military leadership?”