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The German Connection


12 minutes - English

Prior to the Gulf War, German companies supplied Saddam Hussein with the materials and know-how needed to build chemical and biological weapons. How did Germany, one of America's closest allies over the past four decades, become a source of 'horror weapons' for the Iraqi dictator until 1989?

60 Minutes investigated the role German companies played in the sale of chemical and biological weapons to Saddam Hussein prior to the Gulf War.


Anne de Boismilon


Morley Safer

First broadcast

CBS News, 60 Minutes