MV Cape Ray

An Albanian soldier stands guard in front of a container housing 100 tonnes of newly-repackaged hazardous chemical waste at the military base of Qafe Molle near the Albanian capital Tirana on Nov. 20, 2013. (credit: GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

US Ship Preps for Syria Chemical Weapons Mission

The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria’s most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks for what will be an unprecedented, complex mission.