In keeping with the idea that someitmes readers like to hear good news, this really is a pretty good piece of news, and the Army can use the good PR:
U.S. Army: United States Exceeds Completion Requirements Under Chemical Weapons Convention
"In December 2003, the United States achieved the significant milestone of destroying more than 80% of the nation's original chemical weapons production capabilities 16 months ahead of schedule as defined by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). This milestone is a major CWC mandated milestone. This achievement occurred during ongoing destruction work at the former Integrated Binary Production Facilities at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), White Hall, Ark. The United States formally claimed credit for the milestone today in a report to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency charged with overseeing chemical weapons destruction worldwide."