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Chemical Weapons

U.S.-Backed Forces Prepare For ISIS To Use Chemical Weapons In Mosul

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.19.2016 | World

TAZA, Iraq ― Four-year-old Fatima was playing outside when the rockets started falling. It was far from the first time her town had endured a barrag...

Forgotten Lessons: The Return of Mustard Gas

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Syrian soldier in protective gear A little more than a hundred years ago, on April 22, 1915, in what came to be called the Second Battle of Ypres, th...

Amnesty: Sudan Used Chemical Weapons In Deadly Darfur Attacks, Rights Group Says

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 09.29.2016 | World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan’s government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since Ja...

ISIS May Have Used Chemical Weapons Against U.S. And Iraqi Troops, CNN Reports

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.23.2016 | World

The U.S. military is testing to see if a chemical agent may have been used in a rocket attack in Iraq by Islamic State that came within hundreds of ya...

Isn't It Time to Ban the Bomb?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Although the mass media failed to report it, a landmark event occurred recently in connection with resolving the long-discussed problem of what to do ...

Showdown Looms After Report Blames Syria Government, ISIS For Chemical Attacks

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.24.2016 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and Islamic State militants...

REPORT: Mustard Gas Used In Syria

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Chemical weapons experts have determined that mustard gas was used in a Syrian town where Islamic State insurgents were b...

ISIS Used Chemical Weapons In Syria: Monitor

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

The Islamic State group used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Mishandling Of Iraq's Chemical Weapons Worse Than Previously Thought | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest revelations about chemical weapons that may now be under the control of Islamic State militants, The New York Times report...

Pentagon: More Than 600 Service Members Reported Chemical Exposure In Iraq

The New York Times | C. J. CHIVERS | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warf...

The Pause That Refreshes: With the World on the Brink of Chaos, Obama Counts to 10

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

If history ever remembers Barack Obama for anything more than being the first man of color to become U.S. President, it may be for the simple fact that, unlike many of the presidents before him, he knew when to pause.

ISIS May Be Using Mustard Gas Linked to US Against Kurds

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Whether ISIS is now actually deploying the weapons still needs to be proven but there can be no question that they now control them -- and some can be traced back home to the United States.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant orga...

U.S. Hid Finding Chemical Weapons In Iraq Because We Made Them

The New York Times | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

The soldiers at the blast crater sensed something was wrong. It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq. They had just exploded a stack of old Iraqi artill...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

ISIS May Have Chemical Weapons | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State militant group may possess chemical weapons that it has already used to extend its self-proclaimed caliphate, accordin...

ISIS Crisis: Is Obama About to Reverse One of His Worst Decisions?

William Bradley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama is at last signaling that he may be ready to reverse one of his most foolish and perplexing stances. That is his refusal to strike against ISIS in Syria because it would aid the Assad regime in continuing to exist.

Niche Market

Brian Kahn | Posted 08.09.2014 | 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...

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 | 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...

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...