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The Greatest Threat Iraq, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And The Crisis Of Global Security - Richard Butler

The Greatest Threat Iraq, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And The Crisis Of Global Security

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9781586480394
Number Of Pages: 288

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"A scathing indictment of the bumbling and cynical diplomacy of the United Nations peacekeeping efforts and a scary, vivid documentary on the distance that a madman's war-making obsession can travel when it goes unchecked." -The Houston Chronicle. The Greatest Threat is the "brutally candid" inside story of the West's failure to stop Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from building weapons of mass destruction (Booklist). The West may face no greater enemy than Saddam, and yet, as Butler makes so clear in this riveting and troubling book, the West would rather ignore his regime than face the problem.As the head of UNSCOM, the special United Nations Commission assigned to inspect Iraq for weapons violations, Butler was the West's "sheriff"-but his authority, and the world's security, was continually undermined from behind his back. Iraq was left armed and dangerous, to its own people, to the surrounding nations, and to the rest of the world. The trade paperback edition of The Greatest Threat has been updated with a new chapter on new developments in the world's relationship with Iraq.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Map of Iraq and Surrounding Regionsp. xiv
Introductionp. xv
A Glimpse of Terrorp. 1
Peace as a Careerp. 12
To Disarm Saddamp. 34
The Summonsp. 55
What Honeymoon?p. 72
The Russians Make Their Movep. 93
The Resistance Stiffensp. 111
Kofi Annan Goes to Baghdadp. 127
Road Map to Nowherep. 155
The Five-Dollar Betp. 169
The Final Deceptionp. 187
Desert Fox and the Twilight of UNSCOMp. 200
Son of UNSCOMp. 222
Conclusion: The Principle of the Exceptionp. 233
Notes on Sourcesp. 243
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781586480394
ISBN-10: 1586480391
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.8  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1