Would Assad Really Use Chemical Weapons Again?

June 27, 2017
Satellite photo released by US Defense Department showing damage to Shayrat Airfield after US Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on April 6 | AFP

This is a liveblog and rolling analysis of the White House’s announcement that Syria may be planning to use chemical weapons. It’s principal author, James Miller, has extensively covered Syria since March 2011 and his work on the 2013 Ghouta chemical weapons attack has been studied by journalists and academics.

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