Saddam's nuclear weapons program is destroyed, but its impact on Iraq and its people persists. For years independent experts and international monitors tried to piece together the facts. Now a new report by a U.S.-led research team offers the most complete accounting to date of the condition of Al Tuwaitha, the country's largest former nuclear weapons site.
For years Iraq's premier nuclear weapons complex was a source of worry for the world. A group of researchers explains exactly what dangerous materials remain there today.
A forensic investigation of radioactive contamination at Iraq's central nuclear research center confirms Saddam's nuclear program never made it off the ground, but it did endanger Iraqis.
The Defense Department was ill prepared when it invaded Iraq in 2003 to secure thousands of radioactive sources that could be used to build a dirty bomb.
Not according to U.N. monitors--or to U.S. intelligence, which has watched the situation even more carefully.
A senior Iraqi scientist tells how Saddam Hussein, in a decades-long quest for the bomb, systematically hoodwinked the IAEA.
After the defection of Hussein Kamel, the Iraqis began talking about a nuclear weapons "crash program."
The discovery of Iraq's nuclear archives put an end to any doubts that the secret effort to enrich uranium was for weapons.
Iraq would have needed about a year to build a crude explosive device, but might have developed a usable nuclear arsenal in as little as two or three years.
Whatever reasons there may be for the Gulf War "Iraq's nuclear programs isn’t one of them."