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).
The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was worried that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might use his country's huge stockpile of chemical weapons against his own people if rebels get closer to destroying his regime (a suicide... Read Post
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