Saddam Defiant. The Threat Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And The Crisis Of Global Security

Butler Richard

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2000
Edition: Reprint

Description: 271 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Weapons Of Mass Destruction Threaten All Life. They Must Be Made An Exception From Politics As Usual. Saddam's Defiance Has Revealed The Urgent Need For The Conclusion Of The Agreemnet Made Possible By The End Of The Cold War-an Undertaking By The Major Powers To Take Action Together Against Rogue States Or Groups Which Threaten Civilization With Chemical Or Biological Weapons.

Publishers Description: Richard Butler, the retiring head of UNSCOM, the organisation set up by the UN after the Gulf War to monitor, identify and isolate Saddam Hussein's military capacity, on how he tried to deal forcefully with Saddam and Iraq's military ambitions while never certain that he had a fully committed UN behind him. Butler, an Australian, took on the job in 1997, with a staff that grew to over one thousand people and an annual budget of 50million dollars. But although Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 had been the only instance since the founding of the UN of a member state seeking to absorb another member state and although it was condemned by the Security Council, the UN was never united in how to deal with the aggressor. Butler says unequivocally that despite UNSCOM's efforts Iraq retains what he calls 'WPD capability'. He will tell how his staff's efforts to carry out inspections were met by force. He will tell of his meetings with Saddam's leading lieutenant, Tariq Aziz, who despite outward charm lied even in the face of incontrovertible evidence over biological testing and other weaponry. Butler will also give his views of the UN, in particular the activities of Secretary-General Annan, with whom Butler was increasingly at odds.

ISBN: 9780297646006

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271 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Weapons Of Mass Destruction Threaten All Life. They Must Be Made An Exception From Politics As Usual. Saddam's Defiance Has Revealed The Urgent Need For The Conclusion Of The Agreemnet Made Possible By The End Of The Cold War-an Undertaking By The Major Powers To Take Action Together Against Rogue States Or Groups Which Threaten Civilization With Chemical Or Biological Weapons.



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