Armaments: Bomblets Away

A Chilean-Iraqi connection

The Boeing 747 cargo plane swept in out of the night sky over the Andes. In accordance with a procedure established in earlier visits, it was guided to the far side of an international airport near Santiago, where passengers boarding commercial flights would not be able to see it.

Trucks pulled up, and for the next six hours workers loaded the aircraft's secret cargo. Then, at first light, the plane departed as discreetly as it had come. Thus did Iraq secure the fifth of 18 deliveries of Chilean-manufactured cluster bombs for potential use against Iran.

Radical Iraq's long reach...

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