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Ultimate Brinkmanship: Iraq's Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction to Raise the Stakes   [open pdf - 907KB]

"This paper discusses the ability of regional powers, such as Iraq, to challenge the United States militarily within their specific region using Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). It looks at the U.S.'s readiness to counter proliferation of these weapons and our adversaries desire to have them to tip the balance of influence with the threat of use or actual use of WMD. This paper also looks at the reasons for the potential use by regional powers due to the erosion of traditional restraints in the international community."

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1998-02-12
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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