Amy Smithson

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

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Senior Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and Chair of the Global Affairs Council on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons for the World Economic Forum; author of Germ Gambits: The Bioweapons Dilemma, Iraq and Beyond

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Horrific reports including grisly video show that chemical weapons have killed hundreds in Syria, including children. Has President Obama's "red line" been crossed?

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Horrific reports including grisly video show that chemical weapons have killed hundreds in Syria, including children. Has President Obama's "red line" been crossed?

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Last week, Britain and France asked the UN to investigate evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war.

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Last week, Britain and France asked the UN to investigate evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war.

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