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Exercise The Power Of The Purse With Hussein, Porcher L. Taylor Iii Jan 1997

Exercise The Power Of The Purse With Hussein, Porcher L. Taylor Iii

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In the same shrewd diplomatic spirit displayed by the Pentagon in its recent purchase of a squadron of MIG-29 fighter jets from Moldova in order to preempt the sale of the planes to Iran, the U.S. should offer to buy Iraq's entire biochemical weapons arsenal and then destroy it in place. Let's call this emerging instrument of U.S. foreign policy "preemptive economic diplomacy."