As the Obama administration debates how to respond to the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, we ask why chemical weapons are seen with such abhorrence. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Peter Beinart, senior political writer with the Daily Beast.
As UN inspectors in Syria looked for evidence of the Syrian government's possible use of chemical weapons, President Obama and his administration are pondering a response to Syria's alleged crossing of Obama's famous red line.
Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has been sentenced to life in military prison without the possibility of parole. Bales had admitted killing 16 unarmed Afghan civilians last year. Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada comments on the case.
A Chilean judge this week closed the book on an inquiry into more than a hundred overseas bank accounts belonging to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Author Peter Kornbluh explains how the strongman hid his wealth with the help of US-based Riggs Bank.
Sixty years ago, the guns fell silent in one of America's bloodiest wars. Korea. Anchor Carol Hills presents the story of Ben Whitchurch, a British soldier in the Korean War. He tells of his ordeal as a prisoner of war.
The Obama Administration is moving slowly to supply the rebels in Syria with weapons. But for now, the rebels have to make do with weapons from other sources: including the ones they can make themselves.
It's bad to be forced to run for your life. Now imagine not being able to run when an attack comes. That's what happening to many Syrians with disabilities. Wheelchair bound, it's difficult, if not impossible, to flee from attacks during the civil war.
The World's Marco Werman speaks with a leading expert on chemical weapons about the process of determining whether the Assad government has deployed them in its conflict with the rebels. He explains that collecting that evidence is no simple matter.
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