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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The report also identifies and characterises entities involved in India's strategic weapons programme.
Wang Yilin, chairman of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), reportedly told an audience at CNOOC's headquarters in Beijing in May that large-scale deepwater rigs are "our mobile national territory and a strategic weapon." (1) This writer is no sinologist and lacks the qualifications to parse these words for hidden meanings.
Strategic weapons. Of primary concern is the fate of Assad's huge arsenal of missiles, rockets, and chemical weapons, which could fall into the hands of jihadists in Syria or Hizballah in Lebanon.
We are the logistics provider for the Trident Strategic Weapon Systems, the Navy's top strategic deterrent as well as the SSGN Attack Weapon System (AWS), which can deliver up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles.
"This is being assessed by the MoD and a decision is expected early next year." The MoD said: "We are currently reviewing how best to provide strategic weapons support at the Royal Naval Arms Depot in Coulport, but no decision has yet been made."
The author's transformational construct of the New Soldier is critical to the paradigm: a soldier who employs empathy, compassion, and understanding as strategic weapons. The book's paradigm is tested against case studies of terrorism in failed states such as Somalia, Sudan, and Afghanistan.
"There is a real risk that the missing stocks fall into malicious hands," he said, stressing the need to protect "our region and the whole Arab and Muslim world from nuclear terrorism." Fassi Fihri also hailed the signing, on Thursday, in Prague of a protocol to reduce stocks of strategic weapons between the US and Russia.
He has now written Death from the Heavens: A History of Strategic Bombing, a technological treatise on how strategic weapons were employed.
The force is estimated to have 125,000 active troops, boasts its own ground forces, navy and air force, and oversees Iran's strategic weapons.
In the past year, Russia has revived strategic bomber flights to probe western air defences, invested in new strategic weapons, and used the windfall from high oil prices to rebuild its weakened military.
At the end of his first OSD tour, he was responsible for identifying and developing advanced technologies for and the acquisition of ballistic missile defense, cruise missile defense, and offensive strategic weapons systems.
Earlier President Vladimir Putin,after attending rocket launches in northern Russia, said that experiments conducted during the military manoeuvres had proven that Russia could build new strategic weapons that would be unrival led in the world.

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