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071596_cia_75640_75640_01.txt
Subject: CHRONOLOGY OF IRAQI CW DEVELOPME
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CHRONOLOGY OF IRAQI CHEMICAL WARHEAD DEVELOPMENT
WE BELIEVE IRAQ HAS DEVELOPED AND MANUFACTURED A
LIMITED NUMBER OF CHEMICAL WARHEADS--USING NERVE AGENTS--FOR
ITS SCUD AND MODIFIED-SCUD MISSILES. THIS HAS NOT BEEN A
RUSH EFFORT FOLLOWING THE INVASION--IRAQ HAS BEEN WORKING ON
THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR OVER FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE REPORTING
FROM SEVERAl SOURCES
DIFFICULTIES ASSOCIATED WITH
WEAPONIZING CHEMICAL AGENTS IN MISSILE WARHEADS ARE MINIMAL,
AND WE BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN EASILY OVER COME BY THE
IRAQIS.
1986  -          IRAQ HAS
BEGUN DEVELOPMENT OF A CHEMICAL WARHEAD FOR A
BALLISTIC MISSILE.
1987  -          IRAQ CONDUCTED
AN UNSUCCESSFUL TEST FIRING OF A MISSILE WITH A
CHEMICAL WARHEAD.
IRAQ ABANDONED DEVELOPMENT OF A CHEMICAL
WARHEAD.
1990  -          IRAQ CONDUCTED A
SUCCESSFUL TEST OF A LIVE CHEMICAL WARHEAD IN
1990.
WE BELIEVE
IT WAS THE AL ABBAS MODIFIED SCUD B WHICH IRAQ HAS
BEEN FIRING AGAINST TARGETS IN ISRAEL AND SAUDI
ARABIA.
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