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Look at Some Web Sites With Info on Iraq
Aired September 26, 2002 - 12:52 ET
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: CNN military analysts say Iraq's military strength is nowhere as powerful as it was during the Persian Gulf war. Just how potent is Saddam Hussein's punch? One way to find out -- surfing the top Web sites on military matters.
Our technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg is with us now live from the CNN Center in Atlanta. He's got a look at that.
Daniel, tell us all about it.
DANIEL SIEBERG, CNN TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: Yes, that's right. Thanks, Wolf. No one knows exactly what Iraq's military capabilities are, especially when it domes weapons of mass destruction, but a number of independent organizations have culled together their own research and posted it online. We are going to start with a couple different sites today. They've taken research from U.S. military, as well as the United Nations, as I say culled it together from a number of different sources.
The first one we've got here is the Federation of American Scientists. This group is actually sponsored by 53 Noble laureates. It's a nonprofit group, dedicated to ending arms face, in favor of government openness.
We've got maps where suspected Iraqi special weapons facilities are, if I go into them, you can see some of the detail that's part of these maps, quite impressive, as they load into computer here. You can see the impressive detail in each of these maps.
Another one we are going to go to here is even more detailed. We are talking about satellite images, more detail here. As I scroll down, you can see some of the other images that are part of the federation of American scientists.
Another one we wanted to look at was globalsecurity.org. This site actually we are looking at now, are potential places where missile sites are and what these missiles are capable of doing. Here, we've got a map that actually shows the potential range of some of these missiles and where they could land.
Also on global security, there is another site where you can go where there are these pictures of the week. Again, we can see these satellite images that provide people with a lot of detail.
Beyond that, we wanted to go to millnet.com. This is a site that provides people with a lot of general information. It is a group that offers sort of an overview. We've got some recent events that have happened in Iraq, a timeline, and beyond that, we've also got a general overview of Iraq, which they've taken from the Defense Department.
All of these groups, as I say, have taken the research from a number of different places, whether that is independent or from military sources -- Wolf.
BLITZER: Daniel Sieberg, once again, thanks for joining us,
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