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WMD truths and conspiracies

By Tom Nuttall  

With the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq upon us, we thought it an appropriate time to revisit the story of Iraq’s WMD, the phantom biological and chemical weapons that provided the rationale for going to war.

In the new issue of Prospect, our assistant editor Tom Chatfield tells the story of the WMD diehards—the true believers who have not yet given up hope of convincing the world that Saddam Hussein oversaw a substantial WMD programme. This is a story of Russian and Syrian conspiracy, of underwater weapons bunkers, of midnight convoys of trucks transporting WMD over international borders.

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