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[b.2.]




SUBJECT:  CRISIS ORDER OF BATTLE AS OF 182400Z AUGUST 1990
         

[b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]






V.  (U) CHEMICAL WARFARE:
A.                  DIA BELIEVES IRAQ HAS CHEMICAL WARHEADS FOR
THEIR SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES.  THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY USE GF
NERVE AGENT AND MUSTARD AGENT IN THESE WARHEADS.  IRAQ MAY HAVE
BINARY CHEMICAL WARHEADS FOR 152MM ARTILLERY SHELLS AND 122MM
ARTILLERY ROCKETS.
B.         IRAQ IS A KNOWN PRODUCER OF BW AGENTS ANTHRAX AND
BOTULINUM TOXIN.  THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGICAL ABILITY TO WEAPONIZE
THESE AGENTS.  BY THE END OF 1990, DIA BELIEVES THEY WILL HAVE
DEPLOYED MUNITIONS FILLED WITH THESE BW AGENTS.  IRAQ MAY ALREADY
HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF BW MUNITIONS.
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