Banned Iraqi Missile Might Well be Used in War

(Los Angeles Times) Greg Miller - The al-Samoud 2 missiles that weapons inspectors have ordered Iraq to destroy probably would be among the first weapons fired by Saddam Hussein to slow or stop any U.S. invasion, military experts said. The missiles could hit Kuwait or other nearby targets with chemical or biological warheads, experts said. "I think the al-Samoud is one of the keys to his strategy," said John Pike, an analyst at "As soon as the Iraqis decide that the U.S. 5th Corps is heading toward Baghdad, the bulk of the al-Samouds are going to come flying out of Basra into Kuwait, tipped with an assortment of nasties."

2003-02-26 00:00:00

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