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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • U.S. attorneys, take heed: Don't make garden-variety crimes into federal cases

    The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...
  • America's quiver of outrage is empty

    Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history. Don't dare blow up another American...
  • Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs

    Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria — A plan to provide humanitarian aid to besieged residents in the Syrian city of Homs was extended Monday for three days, the United Nations announced, as a new round of Syrian peace talks began. The U.N. said the fresh cease-...
  • Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
    A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
  • Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot

    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." The justices...
  • Should Assad face trial as a war criminal?

     Should Assad face trial as a war criminal?
    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...
  • Syria unlikely to meet deadline on its deadliest chemical agents

    WASHINGTON — Syria has delivered less than 5% of its deadliest chemical weapons agents to international authorities a week before a deadline to surrender the entire cache, officials said Wednesday. The government of President Bashar Assad, which...
  • U.S. slams Syria for failing to meet chemical weapons commitments

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy. In a statement...
  • U.S. accuses Syria of stalling on chemical weapons surrender

    U.S. accuses Syria of stalling on chemical weapons surrender
    WASHINGTON — Amid growing U.S. fear that the Syrian civil war is now a magnet for extremist groups, the Obama administration on Thursday accused President Bashar Assad's government of stalling on the destruction of its most dangerous chemical agents...
  • Kerry warns Syria of possible U.N. action over chemical arms delay

    Kerry warns Syria of possible U.N. action over chemical arms delay
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday warned Syria that it could face punishment by the United Nations Security Council if it fails to surrender its chemical weapons arsenal. However, the warning was quickly rejected by Russia, a...
  • Britain agrees to destroy part of Syria's chemical stockpile

    LONDON – Britain will help eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile by taking and destroying 165 tons of substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, British officials said Friday. The industrial-grade chemicals are to be...