03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NYT Sat On US-Pakistan Scoop To Appease White House Concerns

When the New York Times published a front page story Sunday about the United States' and Pakistan's joint clandestine efforts to protect nuclear weapons, the newspaper offered a glimpse into a "highly classified program" the Bush administration long objected to seeing in print.

That is, apparently, until now.

In the article's 11th paragraph, the Times disclosed that publication was delayed "for more than three years," after the administration argued "that premature disclosure could hurt the effort to secure the weapons."

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