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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Founded in 1994 and managed by its owners, WMD has established itself firmly as a software developer and provider of market-leading ECM systems.
4 Thus CFSP could not address the link between WMD and national defence and left unanswered, pertinent questions about the nuclear arsenals belonging to France and the UK.
11) Today's captains, without a doubt, enhance the military with adaptable experts, standing ready to counter the entire range of CBRN and WMD threats across the full spectrum of operations.
Iran commenced its biological WMD program at Damghan, after experiencing Iraqi chemical WMD, with technical assistance from Russian scientists.
They also underscore the importance of having a group of well-trained, motivated first responders at post that can step up to address the special circumstances presented by WMD incidents, natural disasters and other large-scale events.
Turning to the modern security sector writ large, the author effectively imparts its intricacy to the reader, but diverges in his discussion on law enforcement, border management, and criminal activity without explicit connection to the WMD theme.
Counterproliferation was intended to complement nonproliferation activities, recognizing the primacy of arms-control negotiations as the preferred forum for addressing the WMD threat.
Nor does the proposition that rogue-state WMD possession alone can deter the United States.
The WMD Commission was established in 2007 to develop a bipartisan - and, hopefully, politically acceptable - analysis of the threat posed by WMD proliferation and make recommendations about how to combat it.
And today, Iran continues its pursuit of nuclear technology and missile systems that could deliver WMD in direct violation of the UN Security Council.
Dubai Customs organizes a training program for WMD control40 inspectors & a number of officers from Dubai Civil Defense participated in the comprehensive, first-of-its-kind program in the region
Bob Woodward, whose reporting (or lack of) on the White House and WMD in the run-up to the war in Iraq has drawn much criticism, continues to shirk much of the blame.