Why Americans shrug over weapons treaty

Landay, Jonathan S.
April 1997
Christian Science Monitor;4/23/97, Vol. 89 Issue 103, p3
Discusses the United States (U.S.) Senate's expected vote on the U.S.'s participation in the Chemical Weapons Convention, a global chemical weapons ban. Widespread debate over this issue; Large involvement of politics in the debate; What would happen if the U.S. agrees to be part of the convention; Reason for the lack of public interest in this issue in the U.S.; Arguments of critics of the ban.


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