Document Page: First | Prev | Next | All | Image | This Release | Search

File: 071596_cia_65230_65230_01.txt
Page: 01
Total Pages: 1

Subject: CW REQUIREMENTS RESPONSE

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.







MAR 91







SUBJECT:  CW REQUIREMENTS RESPONSE







HAS NOT REPEAT NOT FOUND ANY

CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL MUNITIONS STORED IN THE KTO, NOR WERE

ANY CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL MUNITIONS WITH REPUBLICAN GUARD OR

IRAQI ARMY UNITS OVERRUN/CAPTURED BY COALITION FORCES.

REPORTING          EARLY IN THE WAR OF CHEMICAL MINES AND

BUNKERS PROVED FALSE ACCORDING TO CENTCOM AUTHORITIES. A MORE

RECENT REPORT OF A POSSIBLE

CHEMICAL STORAGE BUNKER IN KUWAIT CITY

PROPER, NOT FAR FROM THE US EMBASSY, HAS PROVEN NEGATIVE AND

THIS FACILITY IS SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION TODAY. MILITARY

CHEMICAL EXPERTS REPORT THAT THE BUNKER MIGHT HAVE BEEN BUILT

AS A CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITY, BUT TESTS REVEALED NO TRACES

OF CHEMICAL AGENTS.

THERE HAS BEEN ONLY ONE INSTANCE IN WHICH A

SOLDIER MAY HAVE BEEN, AND BY INDICATIONS WAS, EXPOSED

TO CHEMICAL AGENTS. THIS OCCURRED THREE DAYS AGO IN THE AREA

PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY IRAQI 52D INF DIV, VIC GEO COORD 2956N

04706E. CONFUSION AS TO THE EXACT CAUSE OF INJURY STEMS FROM

THE SOLDIER USING THERMITE GRENADES TO DESTROY DAMAGED IRAQI

EQUIPMENT. THE SOLDIER WAS NOT IN CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE GEAR,

BUT DRESSED IN NOMEX. WHEN HE DISCOVERED THE BLISTER, A

NEARBY FOX CHEMICAL DETECTION VEHICLE MADE AN IMMEDIATE

ASSESSMENT. THE FOX SNIFFER EQUIPMENT IDENTIFIED HD AND HQ (A

MIXTURE OF HD AND Q AGENTS) PRESENT. A BUNKER IN THE VICINITY

WAS INSPECTED AND HD VAPORS WERE DETECTED. SOAP POWDER ALSO

WAS FOUND ON THE FLOOR, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN USED AS EITHER A

DECONTAMINATION AGENT OR, EQUALLY POSSIBLE, AS THE BASE FOR

MIXING WITH GASOLINE TO FORM FUGASSE/NAPALM FOR MOLOTOV

COCKTAILS. NO CHEMICAL MUNITIONS WERE FOUND, AND, AT THIS

TIME, THE INJURY IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY CHEMICAL

RESIDUALS IN THE AREA. INDIVIDUAL'S CLOTHING HAS BEEN SENT

THROUGH MILITARY CHANNELS TO CRDEC (CHEMICAL RESEARCH,

DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION CENTER) FOR ANALYSIS.

ASH SHUAYBAH IS NOT UNDER COALITION FORCES

CONTROL. MILITARY CHEMICAL SPECIALISTS TRAVELED YESTERDAY TO

AN NASARIYAH. ONE CAPTAIN REMARKED THAT HE HAD NEVER REALLY

APPRECIATED THE EFFECTS OF PRECISION BOMBING UNTIL HE SAW THE

BUNKERS. THEY WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND, FOR THIS REASON,

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM,

INSULATION OR ANY SPECIFICS RELATING TO

MARKINGS

THE BUNKERS WERE "SO MUCH RUBBLE". SINCE NONE WERE

OPERATIONAL, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE OPERATING

TEMPERATURES. TESTS FOR CHEMICAL AGENTS WERE CONDUCTED (ON

SITE TESTS WERE NEGATIVE, BUT SAMPLES HAVE BEEN SENT TO CONUS

FOR FURTHER TESTING), SOIL SAMPLES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE

BUNKERS WERE TAKEN, AND THE SITE WAS PHOTOGRAPHED. WE EXPECT

ESTIMATED DIMENSIONS OF THE BUNKERS TO BE REPORTED TO CENTCOM

SOON.

TALLIL. CENTCOM FORCES ARE SCHEDULED TO WITHDRAW FROM

TALLIL AREA IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. WE HAVE EMPHASIZED THE

IMPORTANCE OF SENDING A CHEMICAL DETECTION TEAM IN TO

INVESTIGATE          BUNKERS THERE. HOPEFULLY, THE

BUNKERS WILL BE INSPECTED NOT LATER THAN TOMORROW BEFORE THE

FACILITIES AT TALLIL ARE DESTROYED BEFORE WITHDRAWAL. WE WILL

ADVISE YOU OF REPORTS ON TALLIL IN A FOLLOW-UP MSG.

CHEMICAL MUNITIONS MARKINGS

INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY          AN EXTENSIVE

REPORT

INDICATED IRAQI CHEMICAL MUNITIONS ARE COLOR-CODED TO IDENTIFY

THE TYPE OF CHEMICAL AGENTS CONTAINED IN THE MUNITIONS.

COLORED RINGS AROUND THE MUNITIONS DENOTE THE CHEMICAL TYPE.

RED RINGS INDICATE NERVE AGENTS, YELLOW RINGS DENOTE BLISTER

AGENTS, AND GREEN RINGS INDICATE CHOKING AGENTS.          KNEW

THAT NERVE AND BLISTER AGENT MUNITIONS WERE IN THE IRAQI

INVENTORY BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN EMPLOYED IN THE IRAN/IRAQ WAR.







END OF MESSAGE







 1.5(c)

65230:65230

Document Page: First | Prev | Next | All | Image | This Release | Search