4,510. 2/5/2003

In his address to the UN Security Council on February 5, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell played National Security Agency intercepts of Iraqi military personnel. One intercept ” ‘shows a captain in the Second Corps of the Republican Guard being ordered by a colonel to ‘remove the expression *nerve agents* from wireless instructions.’ ”

 – James Bamford, The Shadow Factory, Page 144

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