Libya’s WMD Stockpiles Are Secure: Pentagon

Mustard gas shells

From AFP:  The Pentagon said Aug. 24 that Libya’s stockpile of chemical weapons are "secure" but that an arsenal of thousands of shoulder-launched missiles remained cause for concern.

Asked if sites containing chemical weapons, including over 10 tons of mustard gas, were safe, spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said: "Yes."

But he declined to offer more details, only saying that "clearly those are dangerous agents and weapons … we continue to monitor that."

There were no plans to send U.S. troops in to secure the chemical weapons sites, he told reporters.  (photo:

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