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Author Obeidi, Mahdi, 1944-

Title The bomb in my garden : the secret of Saddam's nuclear mastermind / by Mahdi Obeidi and Kurt Pitzer
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2004]


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 MELB  956.7044092 Obeidi Obe/Bim  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 242 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The bomb in my garden -- Early ambitions -- The centrifuge -- Saddam's grip -- Shopping in Europe -- The crash program -- Nuclear hide and seek -- The dark years -- The march to war -- The time capsule
Summary "No one knows more about Iraq's nuclear weapons program than Mahdi Obeidi, the man who headed its successful uranium enrichment effort. In the immediate, chaotic aftermath of the 2003 war in Iraq, Obeidi contacted the arms inspectors he had been forced to lie to for so many years, and voluntarily turned over the key plans and parts to U.S. intelligence. Among the revelations reported by the international media at the time: In the early 1990s, under orders to hide the core of the program from UN weapons inspectors, Obeidi had buried in his backyard garden the critical elements necessary to build uranium-enriching gas centrifuges. What he turned over to U.S. intelligence in the summer of 2003 proved to be the entire remains of a program put on hold since the last Gulf War. Now, at last, Obeidi tells all, taking us inside Saddam's regime and revealing the truth about its quest for nuclear weapons
He captures in detail what life was like directly under Saddam's watchful eye - the intimidation, the paranoia, the impossible deadlines."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Arms proliferation
Hussein, Saddam
Nuclear weapons
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
Subject Obeidi, Mahdi, 1944-
Nuclear nonproliferation -- Iraq.
Nuclear physicists -- Iraq -- Biography.
Nuclear weapons -- Iraq.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Pitzer, Kurt.
LC no. 2004015415
ISBN 0471679658 (acid-free paper)