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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(1.) Brian Spegele and Wayne Ma, "For China Boss, Oil Rigs Are a 'Strategic Weapon," Wall Street Journal, 29 August 2012.
Insurers can become aggregators, deploying the same strategic weapon that other financial institutions are trying to wield.
While businesses increasingly see logistics as a strategic weapon, a significant gap continues to exist among strategic thinking and practice, even among the nation's largest companies.
"Telecommunications is a strategic weapon. It can be a leverage for the growth of the community," he says.
Outsourcing, the hiring of an outside entity to handle any of an organization's support services, has become a strategic weapon for businesses trying to become more efficient.
As one big retailing client recently told me, "The communication program is working great, but we consider it a strategic weapon, and our CEO doesn't want our competitors to know what we're doing." This was in response to my request to publish an article about what we'd done.
Myth 3: START II will eliminate Russia's most destabilizing strategic weapon, the "heavy" SS-18 ICBM.
In today's helter-skelter work environment, people want a strategic weapon to manage both their personal and professional lives.
12 launch of a new type strategic weapon system Pukguksong-2, ground-to-ground intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket, and the Nov.
and United Kingdom Trident II Strategic Weapon System Shipboard Integration Increment 8, Columbia and Dreadnought efforts for the navigation subsystem.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who guided and observed the launch of the new ground-to-ground medium- to long-range ballistic missile, expressed great satisfaction with its results, calling the missile a "successful strategic weapon," state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.
Addressing the participating troops in the exercise area, the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif appreciated the troops on displaying a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating these strategic weapon systems.

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