June 22, 1990 |
Is it a gun? Is it a missile launcher? Is it oil refinery piping? The case of the mysterious "Iraqi supergun" continues to intrigue arms experts and officials in several countries. It involves the reputed assembly from components from various nations of the world's longest-range cannon, constituting a possible nuclear or chemical threat to Israel and involving tips from intelligence agencies and the murder in Brussels of a leading artillery specialist.
April 2, 1991 |
The Bush Administration, seeking to strengthen compliance with the global arms and financial embargo against Iraq, Monday made public the names of 52 firms and 37 individuals that it says have acted, or are acting, as agents and fronts for the Baghdad government. The firms and individuals are part of an international operation through which Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein built his war machine and possibly embezzled his nation's wealth, officials charged.
August 7, 1990 |
Five days into the nation's first post-Cold War crisis, President Bush has succeeded in implementing a strategy that eluded most of his predecessors--economic warfare. Although the possibility of moving U.S. military forces to the Persian Gulf has attracted a lion's share of public attention, the less dramatic use of economic power is the Bush Administration's chief hope for forcing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disgorge his conquest of Kuwait, officials say.
August 5, 1990 |
During a war-games exercise at the the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., last month, participants were asked to determine the most effective American response to a hypothetical invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein. Their solution: a surgical air strike designed to decapitate Iraq's heavily armed, 1-million-man war machine by killing the dictator himself. Such a raid--while it would take liberties with a publicly espoused U.S.
February 27, 1991 |
The Bush Administration, increasingly convinced that Saddam Hussein will hold onto power even after the rout of his forces, is quietly forging a strategy to prompt a coup in Baghdad by preventing the Iraqi president from rebuilding his shattered economy and offering a brighter future to his war-weary people. Senior U.S.
July 4, 1987 |
The Soviet Union called Friday for the withdrawal of U.S. warships from the Persian Gulf to avoid a "serious threat to international peace and security." The call, made in a government statement carried by the official news agency Tass, said that several Soviet warships in the gulf would "have to stay" to escort Soviet merchant vessels there. The statement also said that the Soviet Union wants a prompt end to the Iran-Iraq War in the gulf region, now nearing its seventh anniversary.