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  • Saddam Tried to Build Nuclear ICBM

    06/29/2007 9:40:30 PM PDT · by Anita1 · 16 replies · 1,515+ views ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 | Stewart Stogel
    UNITED NATIONS -- In a wide-ranging compendium on Saddam Hussein's secret weapons programs, the U.N. Monitoring, Observation, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) reveals that in late 1989, Saddam's military launched a modified Scud missile that could have carried a nuclear warhead. In a document released on Thursday, UNMOVIC states . . . Iraq's deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, repeatedly waved off Western concerns about the missile program. Now, it has become clear that such concerns were justified . . .
  • Defector: I Bought Iraq Nukes

    04/03/2002 1:35:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 17 replies · 2,404+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/03/02 | HELEN KENNEDY
    An Iraqi defector has given Pentagon officials a detailed inside look at Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's biological and chemical weapons programs — and told of buying nuclear materials with a briefcase full of $100 bills. The defector, whose story is recounted in the new edition of Vanity Fair magazine, says he was involved in the most sensitive of Iraq's secret arms programs before fleeing a year and a half ago. Presented to U.S. officials by the Iraqi National Congress, a London-based exile group pushing for an American attack on Iraq, the defector says Saddam is close to finishing a...
  • US Provides Support for UAE Missile Program

    02/16/2004 7:39:52 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 124+ views
    IMRA ^ | February 16, 2004 | MENL
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has approved a program to support a United Arab Emirates's missile program. The Defense Department has awarded Raytheon Peninsula Systems a $5 million contract for technical assistance to support the UAE's Honing All the Way Missile System Program. The program is one of several UAE missile programs being supported by the Pentagon. In October 2002, the UAE Air Force signed an agreement for the procurement of Raytheon's AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. These missiles were meant to equip the new F-16 fleet of the UAE. Officials said the latest Pentagon award will be conducted at...