Biological Weapons

U.S. Army to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons Aboard Ship

Frank Kendall at podium in front of large ship (DOD/C. Todd Lopez)

Some 64 U.S. Army specialists are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship, the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

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White House Announces Nomination of U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

President Obama has announced his intention to nominate Robert Wood, a Career Member of the Foreign Service, as the next U.S. Ambassador at the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament.

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U.S. Statement at the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)

We are assembled here to seek common understanding and effective action to strengthen the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention.

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The use of chemical weapons anywhere diminishes the security of people everywhere

We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world’s rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated.

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Ambassador Power at U.N. on Syria, Russia

The U.S. Mission hosted a series of briefings for Member States regarding the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime on August 21st.

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Global Norms Demand Response to Chemical Weapons Use

Foreground profile of journalists' heads, framing Jay Carney at podium (AP Images)

The U.S. has a national security stake in defending international prohibitions on the use of chemical weapons. Syria’s apparent “flagrant violation” of that standard demands a response, according to White House Jay Carney.

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Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) 2013 Meeting of Experts

BWC Meeting of Experts

Photo Gallery: The 2013 BWC Experts Meeting currently underway at U.N. Geneva continues exchanges among scientists and diplomats about minimizing risks of intentional misuse of biology to cause harm.

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Flag Ceremony for Retiring Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy

Flag ceremony for Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy on her retirement in July 2013.

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U.S., EU Lead Global Nonproliferation, Biosurveillance Efforts

Andrew Weber

As nuclear, biological and chemical threats continue to evolve worldwide, partnership between the U.S. and EU countries to counter such threats remains critical, a senior Defense Department official said in Helsinki.

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Highlighting the Work of the Global Partnership in Countering Biological Threats

Global Partnership Meeting

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Chair of the 2012 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership), hosted a celebratory event at the Centre International de Conferences in Geneva, Switzerland on December 17, 2012.

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