Iraq's Enduring Proliferation Threat
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Despite DESERT STORM and UN weapons and trade sanctions, Iraq remains a serious proliferation and regional security threat. Baghdad has refused to comply fully with UN resolutions requiring disclosure and elimination of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical NBC weapons, long range greater than 150 km ballistic missiles and related production capabilities. The evidence, including obstruction of UN inspections, indicates that Iraq is concealing and seeking to rebuild prohibited weapons and capabilities. Also, sanctions loopholes enable Iraq to maintain a dual-purpose industrial base upon which violations of UN prohibitions can build. If left unchecked, these capabilities can be expected to grow.
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