On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations will hold a hearing on the Defense Department's strategy, policy and programs for countering weapons of mass destruction.
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A 2016 Department of Defense report identified several deficiencies in biosafety and biosecurity policies and procedures in Defense Department laboratories. A recent follow-up report found that some problems persist.
Most governments consider tear gas a weapon of war yet routinely use it against their own populations during periods of internal unrest. The history is complicated.
While biological weapons are banned under both the law of armed conflict and the Biological Weapons Convention, what about SynBio weapons that defy the classic “biological” label?
In recent years, there has been a creeping acceptance of the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It's time to restart the debate about the morality of nuclear weapons.
On Thursday, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel issued the following memorandum opinion on the April 2018 U.S. airstrikes against three Syrian chemical-weapons facilities.
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The Wall Street Journal over the weekend ran this essay adapted from our new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones---Confronting A New Age of Threat. It opens,
You walk into your shower and see a spider.