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ENVELOPE CDSN = LGX939 MCN = 91036/37062 TOR = 910362355
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SUBJECT: IIR 1 517 0162 91/OBSERVATIONS ON IRAQI WARFIGHTING
CAPABILITIES -- DESERT STORM -- (U)



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SERIAL: (U) IIR 1 517 0162 91.
COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ (IZ).
SECTION 001 OF 002

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BODY SUBJ: IIR 1 517 0162 91/OBSERVATIONS ON IRAQI WARFIGHTING
CAPABILITIES --DESERT STORM-- (U).

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


DOI: (U) 910117

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



SUMMARY:   [b.1. sec. 1.5. (c)]  COMMENTS ON [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]

THE USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS.  [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]

TEXT: (U)

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



5.     USE OF IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS. CHEMICAL WEAPONS WOULD BE
USED ONLY IN A CRITICAL SITUATION AND AGAINST GROUND FORCES IN
AREAS
VERY SUITABLE FOR THEIR USE' CHEMICAL WEAPONS WERE USED AGAINST
IRAN IN AREAS WHERE THERE WERE HILLS AND VALLEYS' IN THE DESSERT IT
IS DIFFICULT FOR THC IRAQIS TO EMPLOY CHEMICAL WEAPONS BECAUSE OF
THE DESERT'S FLAT. OPEN NATURE AND READILY SHIFTING WINDS. THIS IS
ESPECIALLY TRUE IN AREAS BETWEEN THE SEA AND DESERT' SOURCE STATED
THE ZRAQIS FEAR THAT IF CHEMICAL WEAPONS ARE USED AGAINST MNF
GROUND
FORCES. THEY MAY ACTUALLY BE BLOWN BACK TOWARDS IRAQ. FROM JANUARY
UNTIL THE END OF MARCH. WINDS ARE PREDOMINANTLY OUT OF THE
SOUTHEAST
AND SOUTH, BLOWING TOWARDS IRAQ GIVING THE IRAQIS SECOND THOUGHTS
ABOUT USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS. AFTER MARCH HOWEVER, WINDS WILL
CHANGE DIRECTION AND COME PREDOMINANTLY FROM THE NORTH.



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