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SECTION 001 OF 002

/*********** THIS IS A COMBINED MESSAGE ************/

SUBJECT:  AFMIC WEEKLY WIRE 02-91 (U)


1. GENERAL
(U) THIS MESSAGE CONSISTS OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, AND GENERAL
MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A TIMELY SUMMARY OF
CURRENT INTELLIGENCE FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS. THE REMARKS ARE
PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO REVISION AND DO NOT NECESSARILY
REPRESENT
AN AGREED DOD POSITION. CLINICAL REVIEW HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE
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2.         TABLE OF CONTENTS (U)
    A. IRAQ: ADMISSION OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS POSSESSION AND INTENT
FOR USE       

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3.        INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS (U)
    A.        IRAQ: ADMISSION OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS POSSESSION AND
INTENT FOR USE       
(U) IN TESTIMONY BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AIRED BY CABLE NEWS
NETWORK
ON 20 DECEMBER 1990, FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER EDWARD HEATH
QUOTED STATEMENTS MADE TO HIM BY SADDAM HUSSEIN AT A MEETING IN
OCTOBER. ACCORDING TO HEATH, SADDAM STATED THAT "IF THE GOING GETS
HARD THEN THE BRITISH AND THE AMERICANS WILL USE ATOMIC WEAPONS
AGAINST ME, AND CHANCES ARE THAT ISRAEL WILL AS WELL, AND THE ONLY
THING I'VE GOT ARE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, AND
I SHALL HAVE TO USE THEM. I HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE."
COMMENT:        IN THE PAST, SADDAM HAS PUBLICLY HINTED THAT IRAQ HAS
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, THAT HE BELIEVED IRAQ'S ENEMIES POSSESSED THEM,
AND THAT IRAQ IS ENTITLED TO HAVE ANY WEAPON SYSTEM ITS ENEMIES
POSSESS. IF ACCURATELY QUOTED, THE PRESENT STATEMENT REPRESENTS A
CLEAR ADMISSION THAT IRAQ POSSESSES BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND WILL
USE
THEM AS SADDAM BELIEVES NECESSARY. THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF INTENT
TO
USE ALSO IMPLIES THE EXISTENCE OF A DOCTRINE FOR USE. CURRENTLY, WE
HAVE NO INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DOCTRINE. THE
QUOTED STATEMENT DIRECTLY SUPPORTS THE U.S. AND ALLIED INTELLIGENCE
ASSESSMENT THAT IRAQ HAS OFFENSIVE BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.  -



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