Chemical Weapons

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Defense Department Needs To Care For Iraq Veterans Exposed To Chemical Agents

Many U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq claim they are battling the effects of toxic exposure after dismantling chemical weapons.

11/11/2014

Weapons Inspectors In Syria BIG DL

U.N. Concludes ‘War Crime’ Was Committed In Syria

United Nations inspectors said Monday that they have clear and convincing evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.

09/16/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Despite Skepticism Of Putin, Schumer Welcomes U.S.-Russia Deal On Syria

Sen. 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.

09/15/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An Option

From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.

09/11/2013

An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (credit: DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Sides With Diplomacy On Syria, But Promises U.S. Will Watch Closely

Speaking 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.

09/10/2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad (credit: CBS 2)

Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On Syria

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Syrian President Bashar Assad says, “You should expect everything.”

09/09/2013

A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The 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.

09/08/2013

Anti Syria Intervention Rally Held In Times Square

Hundreds Head To Times Square To Protest Military Strike In Syria

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Times Square Saturday before marching to Union Square, protesting President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Works To Marshal Support For Strike On Syria

Kerry, 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.

09/03/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Confident Congress Will Approve Use Of Force In Syria

In 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.”

09/01/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez To Preside Over Senate Debate Over Strike On Syria

U.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.

09/01/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Seek Congressional Authorization For Strike In Syria

President 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.

08/31/2013

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Urge Restraint As U.S. Mulls Action In Syria

The junior senator on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to exercise restraint as it considers its response to Syria following allegations it used chemical weapons in its civil war.

08/28/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays Near

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.

08/27/2013

An air sampler box is seen in the subway as part of the NYPD's "Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange'' study on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD, Brookhaven Lab To Hold Second Day Of Testing Subway Airflow

The purpose of the study is to determine the best course of action in the event chemical, biological or radiological materials are released in the city, whether intentionally or not. The research will help officials decide on evacuation or sheltering plans.

07/18/2013

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