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A Closer Look (Weapons of Mass Destruction) #178168

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue raised by weapons of mass destruction introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The deadly biological and chemical agents, which are surprisingly easy to make, examined; details given about anthrax, botulinum, ricine. [Monterey Institution Jonathan TUCKER, Harvard University Matthew MESELSON, Rutgers University Leonard COLE - comment.] Iraq's use of mustard gas against the Kurds recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with ABC military analyst Tony Cordesman about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's military capabilities. [CORDESMAN - explains the limited delivery ability Saddam would have with weaponry.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with weapons analyst Kyle Olson. [OLSON - talks about biological weapons, how they can be delivered and the arrest of Larry Harris.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:05:10

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