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Subject: CHRONOLOGY OF IRAQI CW DEVELOPME

Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence







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CHRONOLOGY OF IRAQI CHEMICAL WARHEAD DEVELOPMENT



WE BELIEVE IRAQ HAS DEVELOPED AND MANUFACTURED A

LIMITED NUMBER OF CHEMICAL WARHEADS--USING NERVE AGENTS--FOR

ITS SCUD AND MODIFIED-SCUD MISSILES. THIS HAS NOT BEEN A

RUSH EFFORT FOLLOWING THE INVASION--IRAQ HAS BEEN WORKING ON

THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR OVER FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE REPORTING

FROM SEVERAl SOURCES







DIFFICULTIES ASSOCIATED WITH

WEAPONIZING CHEMICAL AGENTS IN MISSILE WARHEADS ARE MINIMAL,

AND WE BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN EASILY OVER COME BY THE

IRAQIS.



1986  -          IRAQ HAS

BEGUN DEVELOPMENT OF A CHEMICAL WARHEAD FOR A

BALLISTIC MISSILE.



1987  -          IRAQ CONDUCTED

AN UNSUCCESSFUL TEST FIRING OF A MISSILE WITH A

CHEMICAL WARHEAD.







IRAQ ABANDONED DEVELOPMENT OF A CHEMICAL

WARHEAD.







1990  -          IRAQ CONDUCTED A

SUCCESSFUL TEST OF A LIVE CHEMICAL WARHEAD IN

1990.







WE BELIEVE

IT WAS THE AL ABBAS MODIFIED SCUD B WHICH IRAQ HAS

BEEN FIRING AGAINST TARGETS IN ISRAEL AND SAUDI

ARABIA.







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