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Chemical Warfare

Defang Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

My long experience with pesticides, agriculture, and the environment has convinced me we must defang agriculture. Ban most of its biocides. Keep some pesticides for emergencies. But these chemicals are not necessary to produce food. Organic farming is a proof of that.

For Veterans, Patient Protection and 'Accordable' Care Acts

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

The novel's World War I heroics -- in front-line regimental aid posts, forward dressing stations, casualty-clearing-stations, resuscitation wards, thoracic wards and gas wards -- might just trigger the consciences of those whose policies and strategies have been responsible for turning so many soldiers and marines into patients.

We Need a Geneva Convention on Cyber Warfare

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The "brave new world" of computer warfare -- in all its frightening aspects -- desperately needs some rules and limits. Communications spying and drone attacks are only the precursors for what could be eventually deployed against the United States.

LOOK: Gruesome War Tactic Has Ancient Roots?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

Even as Syrian President Bashar Assad faces international criticism over allegations of illegal chemical attacks, it appears the region may have seen ...

With No Perfect Option on Syria, President Obama's Call for Congressional Action Is a Win-Win

Bradford Kane | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Bradford Kane

If Congress approves the proposal, then President Obama's ability to conduct effective military action will be strengthened. Even if Congress rejects the president's proposal, he still benefits.

Zach Carter

Jeff Flake Blasts Obama For Making GOP Vote On Syria | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday over the Obama administration's decision to seek congressiona...

This Portrait Series Of Agent Orange Victims Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Between 1961 and 1975, the United States waged war against the Viet Cong and their allies, and in the process defoliated the land and forests of Vietn...

Why Syria Must Not Be Allowed to Cross That Notorious 'Red Line'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

If it is proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons on its people, the world -- and that includes the United States -- cannot and must not sit on its hands.

NYPD Will Release Non-Toxic Gas Into Subways This Summer

Newsday | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York

A multimillion-dollar airflow study will be conducted this summer to help authorities better understand the risks of airborne terrorist attacks on New...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Chemical Attack Reports Leave Open Question Of Who Did It | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- With the United Nations preparing to investigate claims of a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria this week, the question of wheth...

Syria, Iran and the Specter of Sarin Gas

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

The most effective and notorious weapon in any arsenal of destruction was the existence and capabilities of the nerve gas sarin. That large stocks of sarin gas are held by the Syrian government is unnerving in the extreme.

Agent Orange Devastates Generations Of Vietnamese (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam in an attempt to remove the jungle used fo...