Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Weapon of Mass Destruction

Any weapon designed to kill human beings in exceptionally large numbers. Examples include biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. International agreements limit the spread of these weapons and they are rarely used in practice. However, they remain a significant political risk in some parts of the world.
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Describe current events that involve the potential or realized use of chemical and biological warfare or terrorism and discuss efforts to eliminate or reduce the use of the weapons.
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While the Pentagon has refused to admit that chemical and biological warfare agents were present during the Gulf War, Senator Riegle stated on October 8, 1994, that "these Department of Defense explanations are inconsistent with the facts as related by the soldiers who were present, and with official government documents prepared by those who were present, and with experts who have examined the facts.
patent (6,569,353) for a gel-based formulation capable of decontaminating both chemical and biological warfare agents.
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Smiths Detection provides systems to detect chemical and biological warfare agents, explosives and drugs to the military, transportation and facility security markets.
He served as a military physician in the IDF dealing with chemical and biological warfare.
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