What Does Saddam Have?

Iraq may not have a nuclear bomb, but there's strong evidence it has chemical and biological weapons. Its past suggests it wants a bigger arsenal

Not so long ago, another U.S. President was engaged in a protracted struggle against a far-reaching enemy. In the midst of the conflict, he came to believe one particular country threatened such immediate nuclear harm to the U.S. that he must prepare the citizenry for war to thwart it. A skittish world needed to be convinced of the danger. So he showed them a picture.

The President was John F. Kennedy. The country was Cuba, and the nuclear-capable missiles aimed at the U.S., captured on satellite photos, were plain to see. War in that instance was averted in large measure by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!