Accession Number : ADA606575


Title :   Contract W911NF-09-1-0105 (Monterey Institute of International Studies)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr 2009-14 Oct 2013


Corporate Author : MONTEREY INST OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CA


Personal Author(s) : Spector, Leonard S ; al-Marashi, Ibrahim ; Smithson, Amy ; Zilinskas, Raymond ; Murauskaite, Egle


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a606575.pdf


Report Date : 08 Apr 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : This report highlights the work of this project from September 2012 to September 2013, including: papers on the internal workings of the Saddam Hussein regime; comparisons with the workings of the Bashar al-Asad regime; the policies of both regimes regarding the use of chemical weapons against domestic adversaries; the policies of Saddam Hussein with respect inflicting casualties against Iranian civilians during the Iran-Iraq war; and Saddam Hussein's attitudes toward developing and using chemical and biological weapons, more generally. The key source for this work has been the archive of documents of the Saddam Hussein regime (including transcripts of meetings of key leaders) captured by U.S. and Coalition forces in Kuwait in 1991 and Baghdad in 2003, available through the Conflict Records Research Center, National Defense University.


Descriptors :   *COMPARISON , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *IRAQ , *SYRIA , COUNTERINSURGENCY , INTELLIGENCE , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , POLITICAL PARTIES , SECURITY , THREATS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE