Saddam's Secrets: The Hunt for Iraq's Hidden Weapons

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The author of this text, Tim Trevan, was a key British participant (1992-1995) in UNSCOM's investigation of Iraqi chemical and biological sites. In his narrative, he shows how UNSCOM dealt with Iraq's devious, despotic regime: the early frustrations encountered because of Iraq's lying and obstruction; the techniques and technologies inspectors employed; the personal difficulties and dangers of the job; and their ingenuity in tackling problems. The book also shows how the Commission maintained support in a divided UN Security Council long enough to achieve success, despite the ceaseless stream of international crises unleashed by Iraq to try and break the Commission.

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Tim Trevan is a former senior advisor to the UN Special Commission for Iraq (UNSCOM) and a former British diplomat. He is now with the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He graduated in Cellular Pathology from Bristol University in the late 1970s, served in the Arms Control and Disarmament Dept. of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, on the Chemical, Biological and Radiological Weapons desk, and subsequently learnt Arabic in the Yemen.

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