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  • Dr. Gerald D. Klee, psychiatrist

    Dr. Gerald D. Klee, psychiatrist
    Dr. Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in its experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St....
  • Assad's last stand

    Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
  • Syrian rebels allege new gas attack

    BEIRUT -- In what the opposition called the worst atrocity of Syria's civil war, antigovernment activists accused the government of killing hundreds of civilians, including many women and children, in a poison-gas attack targeting pro-rebel Damascus...
  • Kerry: Reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'

    Kerry: Reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday condemned Syria’s reported chemical weapons attacks as a “moral obscenity” and declared that the Obama administration intends to move quickly to hold the Syrian government...
  • White House says Syria attack violated international norms

    WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday called a reported chemical attack outside Damascus a breach of international norms,  but would not discuss whether the Obama administration believed it had legal authority to launch a retaliatory...
  • Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?

    At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective. Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...
  • U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted

    U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted
    The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
  • Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack

    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
  • Obama's limited Syria goals

    President Obama appears increasingly ready to launch a military strike in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians. But the goal won't be to topple the Assad government, even though Obama has...
  • NATO says Syria's reported chemical attack 'cannot go unanswered'

    NATO says Syria's reported chemical attack 'cannot go unanswered'
    LONDON – NATO on Wednesday called the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against rebel strongholds a “clear breach” of international norms that “cannot go unanswered.” “Those responsible must be...
  • Striking Syria: Memories of Iraq spark reader skepticism

    Striking Syria: Memories of Iraq spark reader skepticism
    It isn't just the U.S. government that's hinting at military action against Bashar Assad's government for its alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the use of such...