This up-to-date and comprehensive CD-ROM provides an unparalleled collection of official federal documents and publications on all aspects of Iraq and the impending war to oust Saddam Hussein from power while destroying his weapons of mass destruction. Every facet of Iraq is thoroughly covered, from its oil reserves and trade with America, to NASA satellite and astronaut photos and maps, and country studies by the Library of Congress and the CIA. There is complete coverage - with extensive photography and Clinton White House material - of the various military operations against Iraq since the Gulf War: Operations Southern Watch and Northern Watch, which enforce the no-fly zones; Desert Strike in 1996; and Desert Fox in 1998. (Desert Storm, the 1991 Gulf War, is covered in a companion CD-ROM available here at as ISBN 1592480446.)

From the Bush White House, the disc features President George W. Bush's ultimatum speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 12, 2002 and the background paper, "A Decade of Deception and Defiance" providing specific examples of how Iraqi President Saddam Hussien has violated UN resolutions over the past 11 years. Thousands of pages produced by the U.S. Department of State detail the case against Hussein, and the latest British intelligence report on his weapons of mass destruction is also included. House and Senate hearings and testimony provide background information on the challenges posed by regime change. Presidential messages on the "national emergency with respect to Iraq" from the 104th to the current 107th Congress are reproduced.

With regard to military preparations for attacking Iraq, there is a comprehensive database, with factsheets and photos, on weapons that will be used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Air War College papers discuss various tactical military concepts, operations, and lessons learned from earlier conflicts, and as a bonus, four relevant U.S. Army Field Manuals are reproduced: Desert Operations, Mountain Operations, Counterintelligence, and Military Police Internment/Resettlement Operations.

Detailed information about Iraq's oil and energy production is provided by a thorough Energy Department country analysis brief.The U.S. Census Bureau has statistics on American trade with Iraq from 1999 to 2001. The Treasury Department provides information on relevant foreign asset controls and legal documents including executive orders and U.N. resolutions.

The scope of the material in this set is truly awesome: please see the Table of Contents tab for a complete list of the contents.

In all, the disc has over 56,000 pages in 62 files, nearly 700 megabytes of data, reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Apple Macintosh systems. Reader software is included on the CD.

Please note that this material is also being published under another title (2003 Complete Guide to Iraq and the Case Against Saddam Hussein, ISBN 1592480551).

Our CD-ROMs are privately-compiled collections of official public domain U.S. federal government files and documents. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.