No. 51

16 September 1996

The Political Scene

By firing anti-aircraft missiles at allied fighters patrolling the northern no-fly zone, Iraqi President Saddam Husain has virtually guaranteed that the US will launch heavy retaliatory attacks. Turkey for one appears to think that US policy towards Iraq is unproductive and more than a little threadbare. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in Washington. Turkey's proposed security zone in north Iraq has met with...