GERM WARFARE

BACK IN BAGHDAD, THE U.N. INSPECTORS MUST DESTROY SADDAM'S BIOLOGICAL ARSENAL. HERE'S WHY IT'S SO HARD TO DO

The message greeting United Nations inspectors on their return to Iraq last week was ungrammatical but clear. Slathered in yellow paint on a wall at the Habaniya air base were the words DOWN AMERICA. The 75 inspectors--four of them Americans--may have come back, but they were still not welcome. And there was no guarantee that they would now have an easier time carrying out their mission: to search for and destroy Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Bill Clinton seemed skeptical of the hasty, Russian-led diplomatic initiative that had persuaded Baghdad to back down: he continued to dispatch more planes and...

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