Defector exposes Saddam's nuclear secrets

Bonn, Dan Charles
June 1991
New Scientist;6/29/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1775, p15
Reveals the program of Iraq president Saddam Hussein for enriching uranium to build a nuclear weapon. Claim of nuclear proliferation researcher David Albright that an Iraqi defector told him that Hussein uses electromagnetic device called calutrons to separate the isotopes of uranium; Reluctance of Albright and U.S. officials to believe the claim of the defector; Challenges and cost of using calutrons to enrich uranium; Location of the secret facility where uranium is being enriched in Iraq.


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