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Resurgence of Chemical Weapons Use: Issues for Congress [Updated March 5, 2021]   [open pdf - 560KB]

From the Document: "With increasing numbers of incidents, the use of chemical weapons (CW) has become a growing international concern two decades after the international community decided to ban them under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). [...] Congress may wish to consider how best to respond to the use of chemical weapons, including how future use could be deterred, and whether U.S. forces are adequately protected. Congress may consider whether the OPCW [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] has adequate resources for investigations, and examine efforts to curb proliferation of CW-related material and technology, such as interdictions, international sanctions, and export-control assistance programs."

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CRS Insight, IN10936
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2021-03-05
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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