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Subject: IRAQI BW/CW PROGRAM

Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence







TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN

REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN

TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF

THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON

REQUEST.







DOES NOT BELIEVE THE IRAQI BACTERIALOGICAL WARFARE

(BW) CAPABILITY IS WELL DEVELOPED OR AS SERIOUS A THREAT AS THE

CW CAPABILITY.        THE EFFICACY OF BW AGENTS IS NOT HIGH

AND WITH THE UNPREDICATABLE WINDS OF THE AREA WOULD POSE AS HIGH

A RlSK TO IRAQI AS TO OPPOSITION TROOPS.

MILITARY SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERING CW AGENTS. THESE

INCLUDED MINES, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, ARTILLARY SHELLS, MISSILES,

AND AIRCRAFT DELIVERED BOMBS.







6.           IS AWARE OF THICKENING AGENTS THAT WILL HELP CW

AGENTS PENETRATE CLOTHING AND SKIN.              HEARD PRESS

REPORTS THE IRAQIS HAVE 18 TONS OF MUSTARD GAS AND 30 TONS OF

THE NERVE AGENT TABUN.             BELIEVES THE PERSISTENT MUSTARD GAS

TO BE OF MOST CONCERN.              THERE ARE NEUTRALIZERS FOR

MUSTARD GAS SUCH AS ANTI-LEUCITE BUT BECAUSE MUSTARD GAS

HYDROLYZES SLOWLY ITS EFFECTS LAST LONGER.

TREATING SECONDARY INFECTIONS LIKE PNEUMONIA WITH ANTIBIOTICS

AND OF CUTTING OUT BLISTERS.                          HE

HAS EXAMINED MUSTARD GAS VICTIMS







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