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Will Iraq Use WMDs?24:50
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photoThousands of chemical suits discovered in an Iraqi hospital have renewed fears that Saddam Hussein will unleash weapons of mass destruction against U.S. troops. How will the coalition forces respond?

Rocco Casagrande, former Chief of the Biological Analysis Lab for the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), believes that the possibility of Iraq using chemical and biological weapons against the U.S. troops is real and quite likely.

John Ballard, Professor in the Joint Military Operations Department at the Naval War College, says that the U.S. troops are vaccinated and have been trained to survive any biological and chemical attack that Iraq may launch against them.

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Guests:

Rocco Casagrande, former Chief of the Biological Analysis Lab for the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and Director of Homeland Security for Abt Associates

John Ballard, Professor in the Joint Military Operations Department at the Naval War College

John Reppert, Retired Brigadier General US Army and Executive Director of Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affiars at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

This program aired on March 26, 2003.

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