1,439. 12/20/1998

According to information in a New York Times article on December 20, 1998, “Among the items that Iraq admitted to possessing, but which weapons inspectors could never locate, were: 3.9 tons of nerve gas, 600 tons of nerve gas ingredients, 550 artillery shells filled with mustard gas, 157 germ bombs, 25 missile warheads filled with anthrax and aflatoxin, and 50 scud missile warheads. Then there are the items–such as components for at least three nuclear weapons and equipment to process nuclear-grade uranium–whose existence Iraq simply denied, though inspectors concluded otherwise.”

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 32

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