From July 1997 to June 1999, Butler was Executive Chairman of UNSCOM, the U.N.'s weapons inspections agency in Iraq.
Prior to this appointment, he was Australian
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
A reporter for The Washington Post, Gellman covered UNSCOM from the beginning
of its work in Iraq and wrote several in-depth articles on Scott Ritter and
UNSCOM's involvement with western intelligence agencies.
During the George H.W. Bush administration, Haass served on the National Security Council
advising the President on Near East foreign policy. Currently (1999), he is the
director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
Hamza was Iraq's Director of Nuclear Weaponization and is the highest- ranking
scientist ever to defect from Iraq. He fled Baghdad in 1994 and as of 1999 is a senior
fellow at the Institute for Science and International Security.
Kay worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency and was the chief nuclear
weapons inspector for UNSCOM 1991-1992. As of 1999, he is Vice President of Science
Applications International Corporations.
A former U.S. Marine intelligence officer, Ritter was lead
inspector for UNSCOM's Concealment and Investigations unit. He resigned in
late 1998 on the heels of escalating intransigence by Iraq in its dealings with
U.N. weapons inspection teams. Ritter charges that UNSCOM's mission was
undermined by infiltration from the CIA and lack of support from Washington and
the U.N. Security Council.
A former Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times of London, Wright
covers global issues for the Los Angeles Times. She has written several books on the Middle East.
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