1,059. 11/15/1997

In November 1997, “Saddam ordered American members of UNSCOM [United Nations Special Commission on Iraq] out of Iraq. In reply, President [Bill] Clinton ordered a buildup of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf, and the Iraqi dictator seemed to back down.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 31

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