It’s been exactly 100 years since the world saw the first deadly attack with chemical weapons. The Germans deployed tons of chlorine gas on a sector of the Western front in World War I, causing 6,000 casualties. Now chlorine gas is back on the battlefield, in Syria.
Iraq may not have had the weapons of mass destruction that the Bush administration believed, but it did have stockpiles of long-abandoned chemical weapons. And this week, C.J. Chivers of The New York Times blew the lid off of the Army's long silence on those weapons — and the soldiers they harmed.
Just under a year ago US and Russian signed an accord that would facilitate continued collaboration of US and Russian scientists on nuclear energy and safety. That accord has been put on ice in light of recent events in the Ukraine.
How does one go about negotiating a complex and difficult topic such as the Iranian nuclear program? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with William Ury, co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-author of "Getting to Yes."
North Korea announced today it's going to launch a communications satellite in early April. The US suspects that it's more likely to be a ballistic missile test in disguise. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
With the world's attention trained on the global economy, little attention has been paid to a striking goal set by the Russian and American presidents: to rid the world of nuclear weapons. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
North Korea today ordered international nuclear inspectors out of the country. This after the North Korean government vowed to pull out of nuclear talks with the US and others. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
China might appear to be the country with the most leverage over North Korea. But as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, China's clout with Pyongyang is limited when it comes to North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
The World's Jeb Sharp looks back at some key moments in the formation of North Korea's nuclear program. It became visible to the world in the 1980s, but its origins go back to the 1950s and the politics of the Cold War.