Return to Iraq

The new crop of U.N. inspectors headed into Iraq has to make up for a four-year absence. But this group has a broader mandate--and better technology for detecting illicit weaponry


Teams from the U.N. and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be particularly interested in new construction at facilities known to have produced weapons of mass destruction in the past

FALLUJAH II At this chlorine and phenol plant, Iraq produced nerve agents like mustard gas. The plant was bombed during the Gulf War. Afterward, U.N. inspectors destroyed the remaining ingredients and equipment. Since then, the CIA says, the facility has upgraded equipment and expanded chlorine output

PRESIDENTIAL PALACES Many of these compounds were off limits during the past inspection cycle. This time U.N. teams will insist...

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