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Five Military Lesons of the Iraq Crisis

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Publication Date: October 1990

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jay P. Kosminsky

Topic: Military and defense (Military planning, strategy, and operations)

Keywords: Middle East

Type: Report

Coverage: Iraq


The Iraqi experience reinforces the importance of new efforts to: maintain credible retaliatory forces against weapons of mass destruction; build defenses against ballistic missiles; stop exports of technology used in NBC weapons; and take preemptive military action if necessary to eliminate nuclear, biological, chemical or ballistic missile threats from such unstable leaders as Saddam or Libya’s Qadhafi.