In this timely, highly informed account, Tim Trevan - a British expert on biological warfare and a former strategist and spokesman for the UN Special Commission for Iraq (UNSCOM) - details the cat-and-mouse tactics employed against a master of brinksmanship. In the face of stonewalling, intimidation, obstruction, and death threats, UN inspectors managed to devise a strategy to thwart Saddam Hussein's repeated attempts to divide the Security Council and to monitor his covert efforts to rebuild Iraq's banned weapons program. Aided by superior intelligence data, new sensor technology, infrared satellite imagery, high-level Iraqi defectors, and unswerving dedication, the inspectors succeeded largely in exposing Iraq's deceptions. Yet, as the author warns, Iraq remains a menace to international peace and security, persisting in its claim that it is in full compliance with the terms of the 1991ceasefire. A riveting eyewitness account of one of the most threatening conflicts of the 20th century.
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