In The Iraq War Reader, Murray Waas wrote: “Only two days before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait [on Aug. 2, 1990], a Pennsylvania firm, Homestead Engineering, obtained a Commerce Department license to export forges and computer equipment that can be used in the manufacture of 16-inch gun barrels. Such guns could deliver huge payloads to targets hundreds of miles away.”

 – Eds. Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, Page 36