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IIR 6 064 3085 91/ CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCUD WARHEADS  (U)

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O 120717Z FEB 91
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SERIAL:  6 064 3085 91.
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COUNTRY:  (U) KUWAIT (KU); IRAQ (IZ); IRAN (IR).
SUBJ: IIR 6 064 3085 91/ CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCUD WARHEADS  (U)
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DOI:  (U) 910203.
REQS:  (U) 
SOURCE: [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ].  


SUMMARY:  IRAQ'S FIRST PRIORITY IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE
CONFLICT WAS TO FIND OUT HOW CLOSE THEIR SCUD MISSILES WERE TO 
THEIR TARGETS WHEN DESTROYED BY PATRIOT MISSILES.  THIS 
INFORMATION WOULD HELP THEM TO MASTER THE FUSING AND MECHANICAL 
RELEASING OF CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.
TEXT:  THE FIRST PRIORITY OF THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT WAS TO KNOW HOW 
CLOSE THE SCUD MISSILES WERE TO THEIR TARGETS WHEN DESTROYED BY 
PATRIOT MISSILES, AS THEY HAVE CHEMICAL WEAPONS FOR THE SCUDS.  
THEY HAVE NOT YET MASTERED THE TECHNOLOGY TO THE FUSING AND 
MECHANICAL RELEASING TO USE A CHEMICAL WARHEAD.  DUE TO THIS FACT, 
IRAQ SEES THE POSSIBILITY OF A SCUD CARRYING CHEMICAL OR 
BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS TO BE DISPERSED AT THE MOMENT IT IS HIT BY A 
PATRIOT MISSILE.  BY USING THIS METHOD, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE 
CHEMICALS WILL DISPERSE OVER AN AREA OF 60 SQUARE KILOMETERS.  
OTHERWISE, A SCUD EQUIPPED WITH A CHEMICAL WARHEAD THAT HITS THE 
GROUND WILL SPREAD CHEMICALS ONLY OVER A FEW SQUARE KILOMETERS.


COMMENTS: [  (b)(2)  ]
IPSP:  (U) //PGW2650//.
COMSOBJ:  (U) //111; 121//.
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