With the recent chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun, Syria on April 4, 2017 — and the subsequent U.S. air strike against Shayrat airbase in western Syria on April 7, 2017 — this issue is more relevant than ever:

• The Value of Scientific Analysis of Chemical Weapons Attacks (President’s Message) by Charles D. Ferguson (President, Federation of American Scientists)

• The Threat of Toxic Chemicals to the American Homeland by George R. Famini (Director (Retired), DHS Chemical Security Analysis Center)

• Investigating Chemical Attacks in Syria by Ole Solvang, Peter Bouckaert, and Nadim Houry (Human Rights Watch)

• Chemical Weapons Use in Jebel Marra by Jennifer S. Knaack (Mercer University), Keith Ward (George Mason University), and Jonathan Loeb (Amnesty International)

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