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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 (12 months ago)

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

Would Syria's Assad use chemical weapons on his own people?

News : The Week: News & Opinion (2 years ago)

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

Assad: Syria to offer data on chemical weapons

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (12 months ago)

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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