By John A. Gilbert, Member, Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Security The recent attempted assassination of a former Russian intelligence officer and his daughter in Salisbury, England, is a dramatic demonstration that it is now time for the international community to deal seriously with the lingering threat of chemical weapons (CW). This attack […]
The U.S. Needs to Stop Throwing Weapons at Problems
The survival of the Iran nuclear agreement in Congress sent countless members of Congress scrambling for new ways to demonstrate their opposition to the deal and to throw sand into the gears required to carry out the agreement. One of the more preposterous ideas put forward was to send Massive Ordnance Penetrators (or MOPs) to Israel. MOPs are essentially really, really big bombs that have the capacity to penetrate up to 200 feet into the ground.
How the GOP Candidates Stack Up on National Security
Do you know the stances of the candidates when it comes to national security? Here is a breakdown of what you need to know, including candidates’ remarks from the first GOP debate that occurred on August 6th.
Why ISIS Cannot Be Defeated by Putting US Boots on the Ground
Seemingly overnight, the terrorist organization ISIS established an illegitimate state spanning the borders of Iraq and Syria. Systematic human rights abuses and dramatic executions have drawn the world’s attention to the group; however, ISIS does not pose an immediate existential threat to the United States, begging the question: are there options other than putting US put boots on the ground to combat this problem?
US News Cites Kingston Reif on the Islamic State’s Potential Use of Chemical Weapons
Kingston Reif weighs in on U.S. concerns that secret stockpiles of chemical weapons remain within Bashar Assad’s arsenal despite, international efforts to destroy them, and that they may have fallen into the hands of the Islamic State.