Iraq: Spiking the Big Guns

Spiking the Big Guns

Although Iraq agreed last April to relinquish any nuclear, chemical, biological or ballistic weapons in its possession as a condition for a cease- fire in the Persian Gulf war, it probably never envisioned the scene that took place in the mountains north of Baghdad last week. While United Nations experts looked on, Iraqi workers slit holes in the barrels of five "superguns" that Baghdad could have used to hurl shells at neighbors 400 miles away.

At the same time, concern about the scope of President Saddam Hussein's nuclear program increased when U.N. officials disclosed that secret documents seized by an inspection...

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