IRAQ: The Plot That Failed

Chief of the Secret Police Nazem Kazzar said he was inaugurating a new "research center" near Baghdad, and he wondered if two of Iraq's major officials would like to attend. Indeed they would, replied Defense Minister General Hammad Shehab, 51, and Interior Minister General Saadoun Ghaidan, 43, both members of the inner, 15-member Revolutionary Command Council. When Ghaidan arrived at the secret center he was told to dismiss his chauffeur. The minister did so. At that, Kazzar turned on him and had him taken to a dungeon at gunpoint. There he was...

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