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From Sgt. Stubby to GI Joe, the world's most famous non-human war heroes - National Post

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:12

National Post

From Sgt. Stubby to GI Joe, the world's most famous non-human war heroes
National Post
The pup was discovered by Private Conroy's commanding officer, but was reputedly granted permission to remain with the troops after giving the officer a modified dog salute — raising his right paw close to his right eye. Stubby was initially meant to ...

Here's What Experts Think Are the True Capabilities of the North Korean Military - Big Think (blog)

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:20

Big Think (blog)

Here's What Experts Think Are the True Capabilities of the North Korean Military
Big Think (blog)
“We're going to have to learn to live with North Korea's ability to target the United States with nuclear weapons,” said Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of Strategic Studies. North Korea missiles. Other formidable military capabilities by ...

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Jerusalem to ban large diesel vehicles in city center from 2019 - The Times of Israel

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 14:02

The Times of Israel

Jerusalem to ban large diesel vehicles in city center from 2019
The Times of Israel
Diesel, touted as recently as seven years ago as an efficient, cost-effective and low carbon-dioxide polluting material, was labeled a carcinogenic in the category of asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas by the World Health Organization in June, Reuters ...

Veterans Corner 1/1/18 - Bloomington Pantagraph

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:03

Bloomington Pantagraph

Veterans Corner 1/1/18
Bloomington Pantagraph
Veterans serving in the years leading up to World War II participated in military tests of mustard gas. Some Navy veterans operated combustion waste disposal units (without protective gear) to burn industrial and medical waste. Others participated in ...

Japan in UN bid to save Syria gas attacks probe - Observer

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 13:17

Japan in UN bid to save Syria gas attacks probe
Observer
The UN Security Council was expected to vote, probably on Friday, on a 30-day extension of a UN-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria to allow for negotiations after Russia vetoed a renewal of the probe. Japan on Thursday presented a ...

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How the US marched into chemical warfare - The Keene Sentinel

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:18

The Keene Sentinel

How the US marched into chemical warfare
The Keene Sentinel
Its main characters are asphyxiants and vesicants — mustard gas, chlorine and other chemicals deployed in World War I — and author Theo Emery describes in vivid, bronchial language how they sowed agony through the fields and forests of Europe, and ...

Birding with Max Ernst - Hyperallergic

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:02

Hyperallergic

Birding with Max Ernst
Hyperallergic
A century ago, with postwar Europe in mustard-gas-steamed ruins, he joyously ridiculed contemporary notions of progress. His formal innovations were designed to upend Enlightenment ideals of reason and supplant them with a transcendent dream logic ...

UK scientists verify use of sarin as a part of chemical weapons ... - Kaplan Herald

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:48

UK scientists verify use of sarin as a part of chemical weapons ...
Kaplan Herald
Global chemical weapons investigators have gone to Turkey to collect samples as part of an inquiry into an alleged chemical weapons attack in neighboring Syria last week that killed 87 people. The fact-finding mission was sent by the Organisation for ...

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Summerville Icon Rollins Edwards Passes At 95 - charlestonchronicle.net

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:51

charlestonchronicle.net

Summerville Icon Rollins Edwards Passes At 95
charlestonchronicle.net
He was among a group of Black soldiers sent to a secret camp in Louisiana on which the Army tested various gases, including mustard gas. The experiments left him impotent and marred for the rest of his life. The soldiers were ordered never to speak of ...

Book World: How the US, ignoring cost, risk and morality, marched into chemical warfare - The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:53

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Book World: How the US, ignoring cost, risk and morality, marched into chemical warfare
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Here is a book that will burn your nostrils and make your throat close. Its main characters are asphyxiants and vesicants - mustard gas, chlorine and other chemicals deployed in World War I - and author Theo Emery describes in vivid, bronchial language ...

John Robson: Why the world may end with a bang — and sooner than you think - National Post

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:40

National Post

John Robson: Why the world may end with a bang — and sooner than you think
National Post
As Lord Dunsany said gloomily a century ago “the age … is in the grip of inventions now, and has to go on; we cannot stop content with mustard gas; it is the age of Progress, and our motto is Onwards.” But to what? Ever-faster social change, I suppose ...

Anything but a Boycott - Haaretz

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:36

Haaretz

Anything but a Boycott
Haaretz
... meet with pop singer Lorde after she gave in to BDS and canceled her concert, such meetings should be conducted in advance, at dozens of embassies in Israel and abroad, as a preventive measure. That is what is needed, not boycotting the boycotters ...

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UK scientists affirm use of sarin as a part of chemical weapons investigation in Turkey - Kaplan Herald

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 22:15

UK scientists affirm use of sarin as a part of chemical weapons investigation in Turkey
Kaplan Herald
The toxic gas attack on April 4, which killed scores of people including children, prompted a U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base and widened a rift between the United States and Russia, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in ...

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The Archipelago of Hope is at the library - St. Catharines Standard

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 20:37

St. Catharines Standard

The Archipelago of Hope is at the library
St. Catharines Standard
This is the remarkable tale of how the under-supplied Canadian Forces captured the key ports of France and Belgium during the Second World War. Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons ...

How the US, ignoring cost, risk and morality, marched into chemical warfare - Washington Post

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 20:21

How the US, ignoring cost, risk and morality, marched into chemical warfare
Washington Post
Here is a book that will burn your nostrils and make your throat close. Its main characters are asphyxiants and vesicants — mustard gas, chlorine and other chemicals deployed in World War I — and author Theo Emery describes in vivid, bronchial ...

World War II Fact: America Accidently Killed Its Own Troops with Mustard Gas - The National Interest Online (blog)

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:46

The National Interest Online (blog)

World War II Fact: America Accidently Killed Its Own Troops with Mustard Gas
The National Interest Online (blog)
In the end, the mustard gas shipped to Bari proved unnecessary. The Nazis did not employ chemical weapons on the battlefield (though contrary to what President Trump's press secretary suggested, they did use poison gas to murder millions of Jews and ...

Inside North Wales' secret bunkers that homed tonnes of WW2 ammunition and millions of pounds worth of national ... - Daily Post North Wales

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:02

Daily Post North Wales

Inside North Wales' secret bunkers that homed tonnes of WW2 ammunition and millions of pounds worth of national ...
Daily Post North Wales
Rhydymwyn Valley Works, near Mold. Tunnels that housed thousands of mustard gas shells during the height of production in the war years will soon be open to the public for the first time. (Image: Rhydymwyn Valley History Society). These former top ...

Rollins Edwards, WWII vet, county leader, dies | News | ourgazette ... - The Gazette

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:41

The Gazette

Rollins Edwards, WWII vet, county leader, dies | News | ourgazette ...
The Gazette
Rollins Edwards, 95, a county leader, veteran of World War II and of unethical chemical testing, musician and businessman has died, Dorchester County announced Saturday.

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Alison Rowat's Dr Who verdict: 'Explosive start to a whole new era' - HeraldScotland

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 19:37

HeraldScotland

Alison Rowat's Dr Who verdict: 'Explosive start to a whole new era'
HeraldScotland
Bradley's doctor, fighting regeneration, had rocked up in the South Pole. He was not alone; the current doctor, Peter Capaldi, had parked his TARDIS a short distance away. It was his time to buy the virtual farm, too. Plucked out of time to join them ...

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