Chemical Issues


U.S. Ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention December 1, 2011 — On October 1, 1990, two months after Iraq’s surprise invasion and annexation of Kuwait had put the United States and other members of the international community on a collision course with the Saddam Hussein regime, President George H.W. Bush spoke to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York. He described Iraq’s brutal aggression MORE

Future Foreign Perceptions of Chemical Weapons Utility October 1, 2010 — It is inherently speculative to address future foreign perceptions of chemical weapons (CW) utility. This is not only because it concerns things that may be, rather than things that already are, but also because those who might be considering or already pursuing CW capabilities for the future will not be openly sharing their views. Classified MORE

Adversary Use of NBC Weapons: A Neglected Challenge December 1, 2001 — This article describes how thinking regarding how an adversary might use nuclear, radiological, biological, or chemical weapons against the United States changed in the last decade of the 20th century. MORE

DOD and Consequence Management: Mitigating the Effects of Chemical and Biological Attack December 1, 1999 — This article aims to analyze the potential threat of chemical and biological weapons to the U.S. It also offers recommendations on how to approach these situations and respond appropriately. MORE