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Lost munitions

2003-03-17 01:30:39.011605+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

To those who wonder how Iraq could have lost track of the few weapons that have been found so far that clearly violate the U.N. agreement (and I'm not talking about borderline judgement calls like the missiles): U.S. Navy is trying to track down ex-workers to help figure out what might be buried at Hunter's Point. Between this and things like the live ordinance found at Roseville a few years ago, it's easy to see how weapons can slip through the cracks.

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#Comment made: 2003-03-17 21:29:31.714219+00 by: petronius

While I believe that the Iraqis are, in general, a less organized society than our own (in that efficiency is not built into the world-view), they do have an incentive program for tracking weapons that we do not; viz, violaters get shot, along with many members of their family. I'm sure this concentrates the mind wonderfully.