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[b.2.]



[b.2.]



SUBJECT:  INFORMATION ON NONDEPLOYMENT OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS BY IRAQ 
DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM  (U)
 

1.                                      THE IRAQI DOCTRINE ON 
CHEMICAL WARFARE STATED THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY 
FOR THE RELEASE AND EMPLOYMENT OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS.  REPORTEDLY,
ONE 
REASON WHY IRAQ DID NOT USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST COALITION
FORCES 
DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM WAS THE FEAR OF NUCLEAR RETALIATION. 
2.          CHEMICAL WEAPONS WERE NOT FORWARD DEPLOYED IN KUWAIT. 
DURING THE WAR, IRAQ'S CHEMICAL WEAPONS REMAINED UNDER CENTRALIZED 
CONTROL EITHER AT "SAMARRA" OR AT "TAJI."  DISPERSAL (MOVEMENT) OF 
CHEMICAL WEAPONS DID OCCUR WHILE THEY WERE UNDER CENTRAL CONTROL,
BUT 
THIS WAS A MEANS OF PROTECTING THEM FROM COALITION ATTACKS AND DID 
NOT CONSTITUTE A DEPLOYMENT OF THESE WEAPONS.  IF RELEASE AND USE
HAD 
BEEN AUTHORIZED,  [b.1. sec 1.5.(c)]             UNITS DIRECTLY 
SUBORDINATE TO THE IRAQI CHEMICAL CORPS IN BAGHDAD WOULD HAVE 
TRANSPORTED AND EMPLOYED THE WEAPONS. 
3.          THIS REPORTING SUPPORTS PREVIOUS INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS 
THAT ONE OF THE REASONS THE IRAQIS DID NOT USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS WAS

BECAUSE THEY FEARED POTENTIAL NUCLEAR RETALIATORY ACTIONS IF
CHEMICAL 
WEAPONS WERE USED (SEE FSTC STAB DTG 221230Z APR 91). 
[b.2., b.6.]                                                  

DEC OADR 


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