Death by Air

Iraq uses missiles and gas

Ever since last October, when the French delivered five Super Etendard fighter planes, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been threatening to use the sophisticated weaponry to stop Iran from exporting oil from its Kharg Island terminal. That threat roused international concern. If Saddam Hussein proved as bad as his word, the war between Iraq and Iran might extend to other parts of the Persian Gulf and affect oil shipments of such Iraqi neighbors and benefactors as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Last week those fears came closer to facts. Baghdad...

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