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Saddam Defiant By Richard Butler

Saddam Defiant
by Richard Butler

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This volume aims to reveal the inside story of the UN's endeavours to destroy, remove or render harmless Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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Saddam Defiant: The Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security by Richard Butler

Richard Butler, the retiring head of UNSCOM, the organisation set up by the UN after the Gulf War to monitor and isolate Saddam Hussein's military capacity, on how he tried to deal forcefully with Saddam while never certain that he had a fully committed UN behind him. 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, the UN was never united in how to deal with the aggressor. Butler tells how his staff's efforts to carry out inspections were met by force. He tells of his meetings with Saddam's leading lieutenant, Tariq Aziz, who lied even in the face of incontrovertible evidence over biological testing and other weaponry. Butler also gives his views of the UN, in particular the activities of secretary-General Annan, with whom Butler was increasingly at odds.

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About Richard Butler


Richard Butler was between 1992-1997 ambassador and permanent representative of Australia to the UN. Previously he had been Australian ambassador in Cambodia and Thailand, with earlier diplomatic postings in Geneva, Paris, Vienna, Singapore, Bonn.

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GOR005255637
Saddam Defiant: The Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security by Richard Butler
Richard Butler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-01-04
288
0753811162
9780753811160
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