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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These missiles could carry either conventional or unconventional (nuclear, biological, chemical) weapons.
50/2016, By means of the "sardegnacat" regional purchasing center for the three-year supply with an option of (italy-carbonia: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and radiological protection equipment)
The European Commission authorised, on 13 January, a measure adopted by Denmark that provides state guarantee on non-life insurance against damages stemming from nuclear, biological, chemical or radioactive (NBCR) terrorist attacks that exceed a certain threshold.
* A study on coverage for nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological attacks (NBCRAs); and
Hopefully, he added, "this vote will bring us closer to passing of a final bill that provides a 15-year extension, the critical reset mechanism and vital group life, nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological coverage."
Some legislators have suggested amending the bill to omit its inclusion of nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological attacks and reduce the terms to a five-year extension, rather than the 15 years approved by the House.
New to this year's bill is the requirement that nuclear, biological, chemical, and radioactive (NBCR) events be classified as terrorist events and therefore covered under most terrorism policies.
AFMAN 10-2602, Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Conventional (NBCC) Defense Operations and Standards, 29 May 2003.
Security Council sanctions committee tentatively reached agreement on a list of banned items related to exports of nuclear, biological, chemical and missiles materials in fulfilling its obligation under the recently passed resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea, diplomats said Friday.
Agreement was reached only after several House provisions--including different triggers for different insurance types; adding group life insurance to the lines covered; and extending coverage for nuclear, biological, chemical and radioactive attacks--were dropped.
Direct U.S.-North Korean talks must hinge directly on the North Korean dictator's positive actions to give up nuclear weapons, open research facilities to international inspection, and stop selling nuclear, biological, chemical weapons and missile technology to rogue states and terrorist groups.
* Items to be used in support of a contingency operation or to facilitate the defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack; and

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