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Subject: PRESENCE OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS

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     DIRECTOR 551818







ON PRESENCE OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS IN THE KTO. THE NEXT TWO WEEKS,

WHILE FACILITIES ARE STILL IN COALITION CONTROL, ARE A PERIOD OF

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT          INFORMATION THAT COULD

ANSWER THESE INQUIRIES.







ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN          REPORTS THAT IRAQ'S CHEMICAL

MUNITIONS HAVE COLORED BANDS OTHER MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION,

THE MUNITIONS IRAQ USED IN ITS WAR WITH IRAN

INDICATES THAT THE IRAQIS DID NOT/NOT MARK THEIR CHEMICALLY FILLED

MUNITIONS.          REPORTS ON MARKINGS MAY REFLECT

TRAINING CLASSES ON CHEMICAL MUNITIONS USING SOVIET EXAMPLES.







WHEN CACHES OF UNMARKED MUNITIONS ARE DESTROYED, THERE IS ALSO THE

POSSIBILITY THAT INDIVIDUALS COULD BE EXPOSED TO CHEMICAL WARFARE

AGENTS. IF ANY CW AGENTS ARE DETECTED,          WILL PROVIDE

REAL-TIME GUIDANCE ON TYPES OF AGENTS KNOWN OR SUSPECTED OF BEING IN

THE IRAQ ARSENAL.







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