Chemical Weapons

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Defense Department Needs To Care For Iraq Veterans Exposed To Chemical AgentsMany U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq claim they are battling the effects of toxic exposure after dismantling chemical weapons.
U.N. Concludes 'War Crime' Was Committed In SyriaUnited Nations inspectors said Monday that they have clear and convincing evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.
Despite Skepticism Of Putin, Schumer Welcomes U.S.-Russia Deal On SyriaSen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he does not trust Vladimir Putin, but he also welcomes any help the Russian president can provide in removing chemical weapons from Syria.
Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An OptionFrom Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.
Obama Sides With Diplomacy On Syria, But Promises U.S. Will Watch CloselySpeaking from the East Room of the White House, Obama said he had asked congressional leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorize the use of military force against Syria.
Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On SyriaIn an interview on "CBS This Morning,'' Syrian President Bashar Assad says, "You should expect everything.''
In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical WeaponsThe dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.
Hundreds Head To Times Square To Protest Military Strike In SyriaHundreds of protesters gathered in Times Square Saturday before marching to Union Square, protesting President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria.
Obama Works To Marshal Support For Strike On SyriaKerry, along with the Joint Chiefs chairman and defense secretary, went in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make the case to hit Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
White House Confident Congress Will Approve Use Of Force In SyriaIn a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria's 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the "credibility of the United States is on the line.''
Sen. Menendez To Preside Over Senate Debate Over Strike On SyriaU.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was set beginning Tuesday to preside over a debate on the authorization of military force in Syria.
Obama To Seek Congressional Authorization For Strike In SyriaPresident Barack Obama on Saturday made the case for consequences against Syria for an alleged chemical attack, and said he will seek authorization from Congress for a military strike.
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