| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:35 AM
An independent United Nations commission accused the Syrian government and armed opposition groups of committing war crimes and inflicting "immeasurable suffering" on civilians, in a scathing report released Wednesday that left no side without blame....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Navy Capt. Rich...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:38 PM
The Obama administration said Monday that it has finished destroying the lethal chemical agents that were removed from Syria after President Bashar Assad's forces were accused of using poison gas against civilians a year ago this week.
In a statement,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the very country the president so...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The Merchant Marines ship MV Cape Ray and its crew earned two honors Friday for its mission to neutralize 600 tons of deadly Syrian chemical weapons.
The crew received the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Cape Ray earned the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The global chemical-weapons watchdog found evidence that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria, where witnesses described poison barrel bombs crashing into their villages from the sky, the agency said on...
| Sep 21, 2013
Re "Bait-and-switch on Syria," Opinion, Sept. 17
Jonah Goldberg argues that the Obama administration changed its policy goal on Syria from ousting President Bashar Assad to eliminating chemical weapons in the hands of the government. He writes that...
| Aug 29, 2013
Re "Syria attack called 'moral obscenity,'" Aug. 27
When Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria as a "moral obscenity," did he think of George W. Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or maybe Vietnam? How...
| Sep 7, 2013
Re "Senate panel supports U.S. strike on Syria," Sept. 5
It's time to call everyone's bluff on the Syrian chemical issue to smoke out the contending parties. Whether it be Bashar Assad's regime, the rebels, the U.S. and its allies, Arab states, the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:11 AM
BEIRUT — Inspectors working under a tight deadline to destroy Syria’s extensive chemical arsenal are off to an encouraging start but may need limited cease-fires to complete their task in the midst of a raging civil war, the head of the...