ABSTRACT

Iraq: Divergent Views on Military Action [Updated January 31, 2003]   [open pdf - 42KB]

"Officials of the Bush Administration believe military action against Iraq may be necessary to eliminate threats posed by the Iraqi regime to the U.S. and international communities. In October 2002, Congress passed a joint resolution (H.J.Res. 114) giving the President authority to use force if necessary to eliminate threats posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Some Members of Congress, commentators, and analysts question the Administration's rationale for military action or favor delaying it to allow U.N. weapons inspectors more time to complete their findings in Iraq. This report summarizes arguments advanced by the Administration and by critics of the Administration's position. It will be updated as the situation continues to develop."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RS21325
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2003-01-31
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Public Domain
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United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Public Affairs. Foreign Press Centers: http://fpc.state.gov/
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