Benjamin Haas

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Benjamin Haas is a student at Stanford Law School. Previously, he served as an intelligence officer in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan twice. He graduated from West Point in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations.

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International Law

Did North Korea's Use of VX Nerve Agent Violate International Law?

On February 13, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian investigators have determined that two women, who have since been charged with murder, used VX nerve agent—a chemical weapon—in the assassination. Attribution has not yet been confirmed, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has directly blamed North Korea (DPRK) for the assassination. In addition, U.S.