| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reportedly claimed close to 4,000 lives, and World Health Organization officials believe the true death toll could be far higher. An international response including U.S. military personnel, as well as assistance from...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:53 PM
If U.S. soldiers were hit with biological or chemical weapons, the U.S. military would like to mobilize portable labs to quickly test for compounds that could halt those threats to the human body.
That explains why the U.S. Department of Defense has...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Putting a toxic chemical on a neighbor's mailbox is not the same as deploying a "chemical weapon," the Supreme Court said Monday, throwing out a federal prosecution over what Chief Justice John Roberts called a "two-bit local assault."
| May 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reports have circulated over the last several weeks that Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces are gaining the upper hand in that nation's ugly civil war — and are once again committing atrocities using internationally banned chemical weapons. This...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The Syrian government probably used chlorine gas on civilian populations on five occasions in April, a rights group said Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence that it says strongly suggests the government has embedded canisters of chlorine...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas.
That solution, though seemingly...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Here we go again with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leveraging a tragedy to make another "strong case" based on limited evidence. We have already seen this in the case of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and chemical weapons. Now it's Russian...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:58 PM
— After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The work is to take place aboard a container ship...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun to neutralize chemicals from Syria's weapons stocks, the Pentagon said Monday.
The work is taking place aboard the container ship MV Cape Ray under heavy security at an...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material was loaded onto a Danish vessel Monday for future destruction, marking a “major landmark” in the effort to do away with the nation’s toxic arsenal, an international oversight...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said.
The action would appear to signal an...