7/19/2013

U.S. troops have begun training in how to secure chemical weapons, in case they are ordered to go into Syria to stop such weapons from being used. Members of the 82nd Airborne Division have conducted exercises at Fort Bragg, N.C., in parachuting into an area to seize and control stockpiles of chemical weapons. "Chemical weapons are not something we've encountered in the last 10 years of counterinsurgency," said Maj. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of the 82nd. "So there's many dimensions to the issue of securing chemical stockpiles that we're working through right now."

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