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FREDERICK J. VOGEL is a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and a 1996 graduate of the Army War College. He is a 1965 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and served 7 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, including 42 months in the Republic of Vietnam. As an active duty and later Reserve officer, he attended a number of military schools on chemical weapons use and defense. He retired as Colonel, USMCR, in 1995. Mr. Vogel has served in the foreign affairs community since 1972 at embassies overseas to include Bangkok, London, and Vienna, where he was Deputy Chief of Mission from 1991-93. He participated in the CWC negotiations in Washington and Geneva from 1988-90. Mr. Vogel is presently assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Management in Washington, DC.
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Authored by Mr. Frederick J. Vogel.
On January 13, 1993, in Paris, 130 countries signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) to ban the entire class of chemical weapons. Many of those nations have since ratified it. In this country, debate continues on the strategic implications of the convention, as drafted, and whether it is in the U.S. national security interest.