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Chemical Weapons

Iraq Says 'Terrorist' Groups Have Seized Former Chemical Weapons Facility

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where rem...

Syria Hands Over Last Of Declared Chemical Weapons Stockpile

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria finished handing over to Western powers Monday the 1,300 tons of chemical weapons it acknowledged possessing, completin...

Niche Market

Brian Kahn | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Brian Kahn

She was slim, young and attractive, sitting in the window seat as our plane lifted off for Minneapolis. We'd talked before takeoff -- selfishly hopin...

The San Francisco Bomb Suspect Was Looking For Biological Agents Online

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.07.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man charged with possessing explosive material at his San Francisco apartment also used an anonymous, Internet-based marketpl...

Syria Attacked Rebels With Chemical Weapons, Human Rights Group Claims

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — An international human rights group said Tuesday it has strong evidence that Syrian army helicopters dropped bombs carrying chlorine g...

U.S. Presses Russia: Syria Cannot Delay Removal Of Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

(Adds background, quote) KINSHASA, May 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he spoke with Russia's Foreign Minister S...

'80 Percent' Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT, April 19 (Reuters) - Syria has shipped out or destroyed approximately 80 percent of its declared chemical weapons material, the head of the ...

Your Nose Could Save Your Life

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Training with scent technology just makes good sense. Are first responders in your area ready?

Retired U.S. Air Force Major General Chris Adams: The Cold War -- Then and Now?

Soul Dancer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Soul Dancer

If history is our teacher, what have we learned regarding the cold war? According to Chris Adams, a published cold war historian, we've much to learn ...

Lindsey Graham Praised Obama's Syrian Chemical Weapons' Outcome... Until He Achieved It!

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What Graham himself called a "terrific outcome" six months ago is now weakness on the part of the president that invited Putin to invade the Ukraine.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian General Defends Delays In Chemical Weapons Turnover

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

TARTUS, Syria — A top general in Syria’s army on Saturday rejected criticism of his government’s efforts to hand over its chemical weapons stock...

Syria Misses Another Chemical Weapons Deadline

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Syria's government has missed another deadline for destroying its chemical weapons stockpile but still says it will meet a final de...

Russia Claims Syria Will Destroy Chemical Weapons Soon

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia said its ally Syria would soon ship more chemical weapons abroad for destruction after being accused of drag...

This Is The Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finalized its plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpi...

Thanks!

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

It feels unusually fortuitous that Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah overlap this year.

U.S. Offers To Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly...

International Law and Chemical Weapons: Conservative Arguments of Substance

Karen J. Alter | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karen J. Alter

The real concern is not, however, the Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty that most Americans like. Rather, the Supreme Court is likely to use the Bond case to pronounce limits on Congress' ability to implement international treaties. The ruling is likely to defend states rights from federal treaty-making encroachment, while limiting the reach of international law in the United States.

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.

Israel Should Show Leadership and Ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

Israel should demonstrate regional leadership and ratify and implement the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, conditioned on Egyptian adoption and Syrian full compliance.

Watchdog: Syria Has Filed Chemical Weapon Details

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syria has filed details of its poison gas and nerve agent program and an initial plan to des...

Nobel Peace Prize to OPCW Rebukes U.S. Unilateralism

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

The fact that the OPCW exists made it possible for the international community to prevent a U.S. attack on Syria, which had seemed inevitable just weeks ago and the likely disastrous consequences that would have followed.

Once Fair Game Plame Delivers Blowback

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

She never wanted to be famous. In fact, her life was to be one in shadows, a double life of secrets and yes, intrigue. The stuff of spy novels. So it makes sense that she's written one of her own entitled Blowback. After all, what's an outed spy to do?

What Syria Could Mean Globally, If We're Bold Enough to Reach for It

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Syria's chemical weapons are being dismantled because 1,400 civilians were poisoned and the world was rightly outraged. We must not wait for another weapon of mass destruction to be unleashed upon the world before we act with the same urgency.

Sgt. Chuck Hagel Still: Talking with the Defense Secretary

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While Hagel clearly has his views of the world informed in part by a lifetime as a card-carrying Republican, he has shown himself to be the 'quiet do-er,' just getting things done.

Global Chemical Weapons Watchdog Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for its extensive efforts to elimina...