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UNSCOM, the United Nations Special Commission, which replaced the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), was also run by the United Nations to "require Iraq to destroy its chemical, biological, nuclear, and missile programs." According to Richard A. Clarke [Against All Enemies. Inside America's War on Terror (published March 2004)], UNSCOM was proposed by Clarke's U.S.-U.K. "working group on the postwar period" following the first Gulf War. [pp 66-67]

Following the War, Clarke writes that he "developed plans for UNSCOM to have a forward base in Bahrain, equipment from various allies, and expert staff drawn from the U.S. and U.K." Clarke asked Robert Gallucci, with whom he had "taught at the Naval War College, to be the top American and the Deputy Director of the Commission." [p 67]