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It’s not just Syria—chemical weapons still pose a global threat

What you need to know about chemical weapons.
Kentucky National Guard terrorist attacks

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Members of a highly specialized Kentucky National Guard unit practiced their skills in combating terrorist attacks during an emergency response exercise at Duke Field, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely

Last week’s bombing of Syrian chemical weapons facilities by the United States and its allies sent a clear message: the use of such weapons will bring quick and severe retaliation.

Time will tell whether that threat is effective in deterring nations and groups that develop these

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