213. 1/15/1987

During January 1987, “The United States Commerce Department approved exports to Iraq’s SCUD missile program. Gary Milhollin, the director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control appeared before the Subcommittee on Technology and National Security of the Joint Economic Committee on the 2nd of July, 1991. He stated that: ‘These exports allowed Iraq to extend SCUD range far enough to hit allied soldiers in Saudi Arabia and Israeli civilians in Tel Aviv and Haifa.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Philip Taylor, The War in Iraq, Page 12

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