Chemical Arms Soon
Flanders, Laura, The Nation
Opening domestic doors at short notice to foreign inspectors who are looking for chemical arms? Saddam Hussein doesn't like the idea. Neither, it turns out, does Jesse Helms, and perhaps a good many in the House.
In a barely reported debate in May over the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee put enough restrictions on U.N. weapons inspections to undermine the intent of the chemical accords. In these days of saber rattling against Iraq, the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1997 (S. 610) makes interesting reading. It preserves for the U.S. President precisely the right that the Iraqi leader has …
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Publication information: Article title: Chemical Arms Soon. Contributors: Flanders, Laura - Author. Magazine title: The Nation. Volume: 265. Issue: 21 Publication date: December 22, 1997. Page number: 5. © 1999 The Nation Company L.P. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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