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070296_cia_74620_74620_01.txt
Subject: BW CAPABILITIES IN IRAQ
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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DEC 87     CIA 784284
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING:  INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FULLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
COUNTRY:  IRAQ
SUBJ:  BIOLOGICAL WARFARE CAPABILITIES IN IRAQ
TWO IRAQI FACILITIES PROBABLY INVOLVED IN MILITARY-RELATED
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH ARE THE SALMAN PAC-EL HAZAN FACILITY AND
THE PHARMACEUTICAL INSTITUTE-AL HEITHAM. THERE IS VERY LITTLE BASIC
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN IRAQ, THE MAJORITY OF THE EFFORTS ARE APPLIED
TOWARD SHORT TERM MILITARY USES. BW RESEARCH IN IRAQ IS PRIMITIVE BY
WESTERN STANDARDS. SOPHISTICATED RESEARCH EQUIPMENT
IS PROBABLY FOR USE BY FOREIGN RESEARCHERS
IN IRAQ IN SUPPORT OF THE CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS. THERE ARE NO EVIDENT
POLITICAL OR PHILOSOPHICAL INHIBITIONS IN IRAQ CONSTRAINING THE
POSSIBLE USE OF BW TOXINS.
6. THERE ARE NO EVIDENT POLITICAL OR PHILOSOPHICAL
INHIBITIONS IN IRAQ CONSTRAINING THE USE OF BW TOXINS.
IF IRAQ HAD THE CAPABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOY BW THEY
WOULD MOST CERTAINLY USE IT; CHOLERA IN THE WATER SUPPLY WOULD BE A
LIKELY AND EFFECTIVE SCENARIO WHICH COULD BE USED BY IRAQ. THE USE
OF BW AGENTS WOULD PROBABLY BE USED "AT THE BORDER" RATHER THAN USED
IN URBAN AREAS. VACCINE DEVELOPMENT OR PURCHASE AS PROTECTION AGAINST
BW AGENTS WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE USED FOR THE GENERAL POPULATION BUT
FOR THE MILITARY.
REGARDING
THE PROBABILITY OF IRAQ EMPLOYING
STAPHYLOCOCCUS ENTEROTOXIM.          ADDED THAT THIS WOULD BE VERY
EFFECTIVE IN INCAPACITATING LARGE NUMBERS OF TROOPS
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