Chemical Weapons in Syria: Not History Yet
We are still many months, if not years, away from seeing the complete destruction of the Assad regime’s battlefield-ready chemical munitions. These munitions pose some of the gravest dangers today in Syria. Today’s news that Syria has destroyed chemical weapons is welcome, but all it means is that the Assad regime has “rendered inoperable” its declared — I stress, declared — capabilities to make more such weapons.
— Robert Zarate is policy director of the Foreign Policy Initiative.