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February 26, 2003
Declassified Documents Detail US Cozying to Saddam'U.S. Documents Show Embrace of Saddam Hussein in Early 1980s Despite Chemical Weapons, External Aggression, Human Rights Abuses' (2/25/03 - National Security Archive)
The non-governmental National Security Archive has published a
The declassified documents posted to the Archive's web site include the briefing materials and diplomatic reporting on two Rumsfeld trips to Baghdad, reports on Iraqi chemical weapons use concurrent with the Reagan administration's decision to support Iraq, and decision directives signed by President Reagan that reveal the specific U.S. priorities for the region: preserving access to oil, expanding U.S. ability to project military power in the region, and protecting local allies from internal and external threats.
Posted Wed 02/26/2003
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