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Subject: IRAQI CBW STOCKPILE

Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence







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MEMORANDUM



SUBJECT:  IRAQI CBW STOCKPILE





CHEMICAL

WE ESTIMATE THAT IRAQ HAD          CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AT THE

BEGINNING OF THE CURRENT CONFLICT. MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF THIS AMOUNT PROBABLY

REMAINS, DESPITE DAMAGE TO POSSIBLE CW BUNKERS. THE STOCKPILE PROBABLY IS FAIRLY

EVENLY DIVIDED BETWEEN BLISTER AND NERVE AGENTS. THE MOST LIKELY AGENTS ARE THE 
BLISTER AGENT SULFUR MUSTARD AND THE NERVE AGENTS SARIN AND GF. WE ASSESS THAT 
MOST OF THE SARIN AND GF ARE WEAPONIZED IN BINARY FORM AND

DO NOT SUFFER FROM THE LIMITED SHELF-LIFE PROBLEM PREVALENT DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ 
WAR. IRAQ PROBABLY ALSO HAS SMALL QUANTITIES OF THE ADVANCED NERVE AGENT VX, AND 
MAY LEAVE LIMITED AMOUNTS OF OTHER AGENTS IN ITS STOCKPILE.



IRAQ MOST LIKELY HAS WEAPONIZED THESE AGENTS IN AERIAL BOMBS, MORTAR ROUNDS,

ARTILLERY SHELLS AND ROCKETS, AND MISSILE WARHEADS.

WE BELIEVE THAT BOMBS AND ARTILLERY MAKE UP THE BULK OF IRAQ'S CHEMICAL ARSENAL. TO;

GIVE AN IDEA OF THE QUANTITIES OF MUNITIONS AVAILABLE, ONE TON OF AGENT WOULD BE 
ENOUGH TO FILL ROUGHLY TEN 500-KG BOMBS, 150 122-MM ARTILLERY ROCKETS, OR

350 152-MM ARTILLERY SHELLS.



BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS







THESE AGENTS HAVE BEEN PLACED          THE STOCKPILE OF

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS CONSIST OF          DRIED ANTHRAX SPORES AND

BOTULINUM TOXIN. AGENT WAS PRESENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE

CONFLICT, AND MOST OF IT PROBABLY REMAINS IN TACT. WE ASSESS THAT THE LARGE MAJORITY

OF IRAQ'S BW AGENTS ARE IN WEAPONS SUCH AS AERIAL BOMBS AND ARTILLERY, AND POSSIBLY

MISSILE WARHEADS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF AGENT WOULD LIKELY REMAIN IN BULK FOR

DISSEMINATION FROM SPRAY DEVICES.







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