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    The satellite images used in this project were made available to washingtonpost.com by Space Imaging EOSAT. The company is a provider of unclassified imagery from U.S. Landsat, Russian, Indian, Japanese and other earth sensing satellites, as well as declassified imagery from U.S. intelligence satellites.

    The washingtonpost.com team identified past and present activities at Iraqi sites by cross-referencing information from reports by the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arms inspectors, Congressional Research Service reports, Los Alamos National Laboratories, the CIA's Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs report released February 13, 1998, and reporting by Washington Post writers R. Jeffrey Smith, Barton Gellman, John Mintz and others.

    Key mapping information was derived from Tactical Pilotage. Charts were prepared by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, as well as from maps by Engineering Surveys Reproductions Ltd., Rand McNally and Ravenstein Verlag GmbH.

    World Wide Web sites maintained by the Federation of American Scientists, the U.S. Central Command, and the Perry-Casteñada Library of the University of Texas provided important background information about the location and characteristics of certain Iraqi and U.S. military assets.

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