CIA Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

(New York Times) C.J. Chivers and Eric Schmitt - The CIA, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons did not fall into the hands of terrorists, according to American officials. The arms purchase plan in 2005-6 destroyed at least 400 Borak rockets, some of which contained the nerve agent sarin.

2015-02-20 00:00:00

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