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SUBJECT:  AFIA IRAQI CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (CBW)
	      CAPABILITIES


					POINT PAPER

					          ON

		IRAQI CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (CBW) CABILITIES (U)

	-     Iraq probably will resort to CBW in response to a 
	Coalition ground attack.

	-     Iraq's strategy stresses causing massive casualties to
	Coalition ground forces, making the liberation of Kuwait too
	expensive for U.S. public opinion.

		--     CBW in Iraq's inventory may be seen by Hussein as his
		only remaining means to cause massive casualties

		--     Other options (SCUD attacks, terrorism, air power,
		ground incursions) have failed

	-      Coalition air attacks have destroyed most Iraqi CBW
	production facilities, but have only destroyed a portion of
	CBW-associated storage bunkers.

		--    Iraq's ability to produce CW has been degraded by
		about 75%; all BW-related production facilities are 
		assessed as inoperable

			[(b)(1) sec 3.4(b)(1)]





	-      CW has been dispersed into the KTO

		--      Numerous EPWs have reported CW rounds available
		to artillery units, infantry

	-      There has been no evidence whether BW has been 
	sent to the theater

		     [(b)(1) sec 3.4 (b)(1)]




CHRISTOPHER M. CENTNER, GS-13
AFIA/INKT    [(b)(2)]
15 Feb 91

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