On The (Paper) Trail

The Al-Aukhaider ammunition dump sits next to an old mud fort in the desert, about 100 miles outside Baghdad, with only camels for company--unless U.N. weapons inspectors come calling. On their second visit, last week, the inspectors found 11 rocket warheads, which, portable X-ray machines revealed, were designed to deliver chemical weapons. (Sources say they may have been designed to carry nerve gas.) The warheads, which sources tell TIME were in good condition but had probably never been loaded with chemicals, appear to have been imported into Iraq in the 1980s but had been moved only recently to their present site....

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