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cia_62968_62968_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI CW WARHEADS
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SEP 90     DIRECTOR 243990
8. SADDAM PROBABLY CONSIDERS CHEMICAL WEAPONS HIS ACE IN THE
HOLE, AND WE BELIEVE HE WOULD USE THEM TACTICALLY IF HIS HOLD ON
KUWAIT WAS JEOPARDIZED. CORPS-LEVEL COMMANDS PROBABLY RETAIN SOME
CONTROL OVER IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS, BUT SADDAM WOULD AUTHORIZE THEIR
USE HIMSELF. HE COULD ORDER A DEMONSTRATIVE USE OF THEM TO PUT TEETH
IN HIS THREATS AND TO SHAKE SAUDI RESOLVE TO HOST THE MULTI-NATIONAL
FORCE. SOME OF SADDAM'S CHOICES WHEN DESPERATE (E.G., IF THE REGIME
OR HIS HOLD ON POWER ARE THREATENED) WOULD BE TO ORDER A MAJOR USE OF
CW, THE KILLING OF HOSTAGES, OR A MAJOR PUSH INTO SAUDI ARABIA.
SOME CW EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN
BROUGHT INTO KUWAIT,
WE BELIEVE THAT CW WARHEADS ARE AVAILABLE FOR
IRAQI SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES,
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