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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Patients treated with spironolactone showed a marked decrease in home SBP compared with alternative drug groups (WMD = -4.5 mm Hg; 95% CI, -4.63 to -4.37 mm Hg), but alternative drugs reduced home DBP significantly more than spironolactone (WMD = 0.6 mm Hg; 95% CI, 0.55-0.65 mm Hg).
The constituents of WMD, CBRN, and CBRNE overlap to a great degree.
It is important to note that CFSP did not create a common defence policy but it envisaged the "eventual framing of a common defense policy which might in time lead to common defense".4 Thus CFSP could not address the link between WMD and national defence and left unanswered, pertinent questions about the nuclear arsenals belonging to France and the UK.
Iran commenced its biological WMD program at Damghan, after experiencing Iraqi chemical WMD, with technical assistance from Russian scientists.
They also underscore the importance of having a group of well-trained, motivated first responders at post that can step up to address the special circumstances presented by WMD incidents, natural disasters and other large-scale events.
He is less successful in offering solutions that are unique to WMD proliferation, and while he advocates logical approaches, his recommendations lean more toward business as usual rather than true reform.
(8) Defense Secretary William Cohen's intense interest in consequence management led to the concept of National Guard WMD Civil Support Teams to assist state and local emergency responders.
He said the central claim Saddam could launch WMD within 45 minutes should have been "corrected".
Saudi Arabia renewed Tuesday its call for a Middle East free from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during a UN-sponsored workshop in Riyadh, reported pan Arab newspaper ASHARQ AL AWSAT Wednesday.
A random-effects model was used to calculate the weighted mean difference (WMD) and 95% CIs as the difference between the mean for the glucomannan and control groups.
We now know, of course, that Saddam had no WMD, much less a functioning nuclear weapons program.
A WMD WAKEUP CALL (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)