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Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — Voicing displeasure over the administration's handling of the core issues of prisoner abuse and the Iraq war, Senate Democrats today forced delays in the confirmation of Atty. Gen.-designate Alberto R. Gonzales and Secretary of State-...
Times Staff WriterIt is an intimidating task: Take a tiny organism, sent anonymously through the mail, and figure out how it was grown, dried and turned into a powder. Identify any chemical that might be mixed in. In fact, there might be more than one additive. "It's the...
Tags: Defense, Tom Daschle, Anthrax, Politics, Weaponry
Times Staff WritersMore than two weeks after anthrax bacteria turned up in the American workplace, the evidence that has come to light has only heightened the mystery of who is behind the scares: domestic radicals, foreign terrorists, another nation or a lone, disaffected...
Tags: Defense, Tom Daschle, Anthrax, Weaponry, Crimes
Times Staff WriterWeekend warriors no more, the stockbroker, the motorcycle cop and the carpenter were undergoing intense training last week for their new mission as part of an occupation army in Iraq. They were busy cordoning off villages, detecting homemade bombs,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe eyes get teary and the stomach weak. The gag reflex chokes the throat. Is that raw sewage? A rotting squirrel? The brain is too distracted to answer. Pamela Dalton has uncorked the foulest smell on earth. It comes from one of the vials that Dalton...
Tags: Defense, Politics, Weaponry, U.S. Department of Defense, Anxiety
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRABTA, Libya -- Libyan officials, attempting to disprove U.S. allegations that they are building a large chemical weapons factory, took Western reporters to see the facility Saturday but succeeded only in increasing suspicions that they had something to...
Times Staff WriterEight months ago, the Los Angeles Times published the first in a continuing series of articles charging that the Bush Administration had secretly funneled several billion dollars worth of loan guarantees and military technology to Saddam Hussein from 1986...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTRIPOLI, Libya -- As a busload of foreign journalists was being expelled from Libya the other day, it passed a small, straggling line of people shuffling into a stadium near the Aziziya barracks, where Libya's leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, nearly lost...
Tags: Defense, Television Stations, Death, Politics, Journalism
Associated PressUNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are mounting reports of chemical weapons use as violence escalates in Syria, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Wednesday. In response to these reports, Robert Serry told the Security Council that the United Nations is...
Tribune Washington BureauWASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, who has served as a bio-warfare adviser to the president, the Pentagon, and the Department of Homeland Security, urged the government to stockpile an anti-anthrax drug while serving as a...
Like every other college-educated urban white person, I love The Onion. Its satire sometimes feels like everything that's left of the guiding light of civilization. Yet recently I’ve noticed stories on the Syrian civil war that very much embody...
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