Posts tagged with Chemical Weapons

FAS Roundup: April 1, 2013

Red line in Syria, new issue of the PIR and much more. The Thin Red Line in Syria In a new article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, FAS’ Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats, Mr. Charles Blair, examines how, in light of the growing number of alleged incidents involving chemical attacks, the […]

FAS Roundup: March 25, 2013

U.S. Navy retires Tomahawk cruise missile, missile defense developments and much more. From the Blogs U.S. Navy Instruction Confirms Retirement of  Nuclear Tomahawk Cruise Missile: Hans Kristensen writes that although the U.S. Navy has yet to make a formal announcement that the nuclear Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile (TLAM/N) has been retired, a new updated navy […]

FAS Roundup: December 10, 2012

New START data, Syria’s chemical weapons, transparency on U.S. nuclear forces and much more.   Why Assad Won’t Use His Chemical Weapons Syria likely has one of the largest and most sophisticated chemical weapon programs in the world, including hundreds of tons of sarin. There are  reports this week that Syria is preparing to deploy […]

FAS Roundup: October 29, 2012

Syria’s chemical weapons, plea in Kiriakou case, Cuban Missile Crisis order of battle and much more.   Up for Debate: Syria’s Chemical Weapons A 2011 unclassified report to Congress said Syria’s chemical weapons “can be delivered by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles, and artillery rockets.” The U.S. has monitored closely these stockpiles as the Syrian civil […]

Up for Debate: Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Mr. Doug Bandow of The CATO Institute and Mr. Luke Coffey of the Heritage Foundation debate below about whether military intervention by the U.S. to secure Syria’s chemical stockpiles could worsen the situation, leading potentially to the use of those chemical weapons Debate: Risks and Benefits of U.S. Military Intervention to Secure Syria’s Chemical Weapons n […]

Cape Town, South Africa

“Dr. Death”–Head of South Africa’s Biological & Chemical Weapons Program

The South African chemical and biological warfare program, called “Project Coast,” was established in 1981 under the apartheid regime, violating the Biological Toxins and Weapons Convention of 1972.  The project’s researchers studied Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Vibrio colerae (cholera), salmonella and Botulinum toxin, in addition to a variety of chemical agents, such as MDMA (ecstasy), PCP, […]