The case of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, the Saudi college student arrested last year in Texas on suspicion of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, is set for trial on April 30. Employees at both the chemical supply company where Aldawsari attempted to purchase Phenol and at the shipping...
The Australian government recently issued a warning regarding several common household chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon noted that many everyday chemicals can be used in terrorist attacks, including those found in salons, pharmacies, dairies, mining, fireworks, pools and spas.
I recently ran across an article about a new technology that could one day aid law enforcement agencies in tracing the origins of chemical weapons. "Impurity profiling" is used to identify impurities in a chemical and link it to the source where attackers obtained the ingredients.