| by Mitchell Leong MANPTS '19

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WACMB Lecture on November 16, 2018 by Associate Professor Philipp C. Bleek

The WACMB is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that was established to promote a variety of political, economic, military, and social issues via presentation, discussion, and study.  On November 16, 2018, Associate Professor Bleek touched upon a number of issues, including the Salisbury, United Kingdom, Novichok attack; Assad regime use of chemical weapons against civilians; and the North Korean regime’s use of a VX nerve agent to assassinate Kim Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur international airport in Malaysia. Drawing upon his own experience at the Department of Defense, Associate Professor Bleek explored the reasons why the public should be both pessimistic and optimistic about the future of chemical weapons.  Professor Bleek noted the great progress the international community has made in ameliorating the use of these weapons.