Getting It Backward on Iraq

Gause III, F. Gregory
May 1999
Foreign Affairs;May/Jun99, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p54
The article discusses the crisis on the policy of the United States towards the war in Iraq. This includes the capacity of Iraq to develop and deliver weapons of mass destruction (WMD) which was not currently monitored or inspected. The monitoring systems have been stopped and the inspectors have been withdrawn. The U.S. however, continues to prevent Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's WMD programs and facilitate to disable economic sanctions in Iraq. A proposal to revise the sanctions regime in exchange to keep the WMD programs of Iraq under observation and control was suggested. The revisions include the lifting of the limits on the ability of Iraq to sell oil, suspension of contributing to the U.N. Gulf War compensation fund and end of U.N. supervision of food and drug distribution in Iraq.


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