1,427. 12/16/1998

“Since 1996, the UN inspections regime had been increasingly obstructed by Saddam Hussein. The United States was threatening to attack unless unfettered inspections could resume. The Clinton administration eventually launched a large-scale set of air strikes against Iraq, Operation Desert Fox, in December [16-19] 1998.”

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 119

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