May 6, 2009 6:11 PM

Pentagon will miss chemical weapons deadline by 9 years

Though a new Pentagon proposal includes a spending increase through 2015 to build the plants at the Blue Grass Army Depot and a similar facility in Colorado, the Pentagon doesn't anticipate disposing of all of its chemical weapons until 2021 — nearly a decade beyond the 2012 deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention.

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