Chief Inspector, UNSCOM Iraq (1991-1992)
Dr. David Kay provides consulting services with a concentration on counterterrorism and weapons proliferation. He also serves as an analyst for several major networks and appears frequently as a commentator on proliferation and terrorism issues. He also is a Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies He served as the IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector, leading numerous inspections into Iraq following the end of the Gulf War to determine Iraqi nuclear weapons production capability. He led teams that found and identified the scope and extent of Iraqi uranium enrichment activities, located the major Iraqi center for assembly of nuclear weapons, and seized large amounts of documents on the Iraqi nuclear weapons program, spending four days as a Saddam hostage in a Baghdad parking lot. He also led the analysis of the nature of the Iraqi nuclear program and its implications for non-proliferation and arms control activities. Dr. Kay has frequently testified before Congress, and his articles have appeared widely in U.S. media and a number of scholarly journals. He has served on a number of official U.S. government delegations and government and private advisory commissions, including the Defense Science Board, U.S. State Department’s Advisory Commission on International Organizations, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Advisory Group on Conflicts in International Relations, and the U.S. Delegation to the UN General Assembly.