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cia_65246_65246_01.txt
Subject: CW/BW SCUD WARHEADS
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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FEB 91    DIRECTOR 519787
SUBJECT:          INFORMATION ON CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCUD
WARHEADS
INFORMATION
FROM AN UNIDENTIFIED IRAQI
MILITARY OFFICER IN LATE JANUARY 1991.
"THE FIRST PRIORITY OF THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT WAS TO KNOW HOW
CLOSE THE SCUD MISSILES WERE TO THERE 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."
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