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What up with Syria's MANPADS?

While 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).
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In US arsenal, lessons for Syria chemical weapons

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (last year)

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

Assad: Syria committed to destroy chemical weapons

News : The Newsroom (12 months ago)

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

Assad: Syria to offer data on chemical weapons

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (last year)

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that his government will start submitting data on its chemical weapons stockpile a month after signing the convention banning such weapons. Read Post


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