Correction: CIA Activities in the Gulf War
An Alert Reader has pointed out that the story of the CIA hiding a virus in a printer bound for Iraq shortly before the Gulf War is a myth. See this: Google Search: Iraqi printer virus "world report". I mentioned it in Part IV of the Iran series. I was slow to believe him because I was pretty sure that I had read an account of this in a history of the war entitled, "Triumph Without Victory," by the staff at US News and World Report, and I figured that their book would be accurate. Guess I figured wrong. A better book on the Gulf War (Round 1) is "The Generals' War" by Bernard Trainor and Michael Gordon. (We all owe a debt of gratitude to the "Jedi Knights" mentioned in this book -- some of the early proponents of maneuver warfare. I've added an Amazon link in the sidebar.) The moral of the story is to be wary of US News I suppose . . .