Monterey Institute alumnus Ahmad Waheed (MAIPS ’09) co-authored an article in the Asia Times addressing the socio-economic ramifications of the recent poppy blight in Afghanistan.
CNS Fellow Quoted in Article about Iraq’s “Chemical Ali”
January 27, 2010
Jonathan Tucker, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C. location of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was quoted in an Associated Press article about the execution of “Chemical Ali,” or Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin and close cohort of Saddam Hussein who used chemical weapons to kill thousands of civilians during the dictator’s regime. The article “Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' Hanged for 1988 Gas Attack” was picked up by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo News, among many others. Says Tucker: “For Saddam Hussein, chemical weapons were a force multiplier, a way of countering the Iranian human-wave infantry tactics that were overwhelming Iraqi positions.” An expert on chemical and biological weapons issues, Tucker authored "War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al Qaeda."
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