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970409_cia_74543_65158_01.txt
Subject: SUBJ: CIA RELAYS CONCERNS ABOUT UNMARKED CHEMICAL MUNITIONS, 
6 MARCH 1991
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
061923Z MAR 91           DIRECTOR 551818
TO: IMMEDIATE JILE/SAUDI
FROM:          DI
SUBJECT: PROPOSED TDY
REF: A.
B. DIRECTOR 545985
ACTION REQUESTED: PLEASE SEE PARAGRAPHS 2, 6, AND 7.
1. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT ARMY TEAM          
ANALYSTS WERE TO ACCOMPANY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.           ANALYSTS STILL
HAVE URGENT NEED FOR THE SAKE OF FUTURE ANALYTICAL REQUIREMENTS TO
VISIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES WHILE THEY REMAIN UNDER
COALITION CONTROL:
A. AD DIWANIYAH AMMO STORAGE EAST
3200N 4500E
B. AD DIWANIYAH AMMO STORAGE SW
3157N 4454E
C. AN NASIRIYAH AMMO STORAGE SW
3058N 4611E
D. ASH SHUAYBAH AMMO STORAGE NE
3029N 4739E
E. TALLIL AIRFIELD
3056N 4605E
2. URGENTLY REQUEST THAT JILE/SAUDI DETERMINE IF ANY OF THE
ABOVE IRAQI FACILITIES WILL STILL BE IN COALITION HANDS IN THE NEXT
60 HOURS.
3. HIGH LEVEL POLICYMAKERS WANT IMMEDIATE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
ON PRESENCE OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS IN THE KTO. THE NEXT TWO WEEKS,
WHILE FACILITIES ARE STILL IN COALITION CONTROL, ARE A PERIOD OF
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION THAT COULD
ANSWER THESE INQUIRIES. PRESENCE OF          ANALYSTS WILL ENSURE THAT
POLICYMAKERS' QUESTIONS ARE ADDRESSED.
4. ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN EPW REPORTS THAT IRAQ'S CHEMlCAL
MUNITIONS HAVE COLORED BANDS OTHER MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION, OUR
EXPERIENCE WITH THE MUNITIONS IRAQ USED IN ITS WAR WITH IRAN
INDICATES THAT THE IRAQIS DID NOT/NOT MARK THEIR CHEMICALLY FILLED
MUNITIONS. WE BELIEVE THE EPW REPORTS ON MARKINGS MAY REFLECT
TRAINING CLASSES ON CHEMICAL MUNITIONS USING SOVIET EXAMPLES. OUR
EXPERTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE SPECIFIC TYPES OF MUNITIONS THAT IRAQ
FILLED WITH CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. IF
PERSONNEL IN THE KTO ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY, OPPORTUNITIES
TO SUCCESSFULLY IDENTIFY CHEMICALLY FILLED MUNITIONS MAY BE MISSED.
WHEN CACHES OF UNMARKED MUNITIONS ARE DESTROYED, THERE IS ALSO THE
POSSIBILITY THAT INDIVIDUALS COULD BE EXPOSED TO CHEMICAL WARFARE
AGENTS. IF ANY CW AGENTS ARE DETECTED,          EXPERTS WILL PROVIDE
REAL-TIME GUIDANCE ON TYPES OF AGENTS KNOWN OR SUSPECTED OF BEING IN
THE IRAQ ARSENAL.
5. PRESENCE OF          EXPERTS WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT ANY
DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM EPWS OR CAPTURED
AREAS CAN BE REVIEWED IN REAL-TIME FOR CW RELEVANCE. OUR EXPERTS CAN
ALSO HELP FOCUS DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS AND COLLECTION EFFORTS.
6. REQUEST JILE/SAUDI IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION
AVAILABLE ON RECENT REPORTING INDICATING THAT A US SOLDIER HAD BEEN
EXPOSED TO BLISTER AGENTS. WHEN REPORTING OF THIS TYPE SHOWS UP,
HIGH LEVEL CONSUMERS--THE PRESIDENT, THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL
INTELLIGENCE, AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL--DEMAND AN
IMMEDIATE ASSESSMENT. WITHOUT ADDITIONAL DETAILS, OUR EXPERTS ARE
UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE VALIDITY OF SUCH REPORTS. INITIAL
ASSESSMENTS THAT WE ARE UNSURE OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF THESE REPORTS
CAN ONLY KEEP THESE CONSUMERS AT BAY, FOR A SHORT TIME.
7. REQUEST THAT JILE/SAUDI DIRECTLY APPROACH CENTCOM CCJ2 AND
ASK FOR IMMEDIATE COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR          ANALYSTS. ANALYSTS ARE
READY FOR IMMEDIATE DEPARTURE WHEN COUNTRY CLEARANCE RECEIVED.
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