plenty of attention has been given to the question of what would happen if Syrian
President Bashar al Assad's massive -- and fairly well-guarded -- stockpile of
chemical weapons fell into the wrong hands, not enough has been given to the danger
posed by his army's thousands of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, also
known as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation's stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad cont... Read Post
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad pledged in an interview broadcast Monday to honor an agreement to surrender Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons, but he said that rebels might try to block international arms inspector... Read Post