Weapon of Mass Destruction

(redirected from NBC warfare)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Over the course of military history, NBC warfare has changed significantly.
Today, about 25 nations have an NBC warfare program compared to only 12 during the Cold War.
We must recognize that NBC warfare is a battlefield condition.