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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Over the course of military history, NBC warfare has changed significantly.
The NATO members have agreed to use standard procedures and templates when dealing with operational NBC warfare and TIM release warning, reporting, and hazard estimation requirements.
"NBC warfare is not a separate, special form of war, but instead a battlefield condition [emphasis added] just like rain, snow, darkness, electronic warfare, heat, and so on.