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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McKibbon was being held on $50,000 bail for the weapon of mass destruction charge, plus $10,000 bail on suspicion of possession of 28.
Three months after the Tokyo incident, President Bill Clinton issued Presidential Decision Directive 39, which made preventing and managing the consequences of a terrorist attack with a weapon of mass destruction "the highest priority" for the United States.
ISRAELI leader Ariel Sharon yesterday pledged to respond if attacked by an Iraqi weapon of mass destruction.

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