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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* Counterproliferation is the ability to combat weapons of mass destruction use through kinetic and sustained operations to decisively defeat weapons of mass destruction-armed adversaries.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission makes many specific and detailed recommendations throughout its report.
But when wrapping up his interview with Hoekstra, Pajamas Media's Marcus sounded downright gleeful: "So, the last chapter in the story on the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has not been written, has it?" A patriotic viewer could practically hear the A *Team theme kicking in.
As I mentioned, he underplays Bush's role in the torture scandal and gives him an escape route on weapons of mass destruction that the President does not deserve.
Khan network, that could seek to help terrorist organizations and rogue states acquire weapons of mass destruction.
At the beginning of the 21st century, employment of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against the U.S.
The CIA had shown him "solid evidence" that al-Qaeda leaders had been in Iraq trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
Whereas rogue states alleged to have the potential for weapons of mass destruction are clearly threats to U.S.
''We shared concerns about North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ways that we could cooperate with other countries to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,'' Powell said at a joint news conference after the meeting.
Tony Blair must shoulder the consequences for intelligence failings on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, says an ex-spy chief.
TONY Blair's insistence that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction could still be found has been branded 'delusional' by the man who headed the hunt.
43); and as being responsible for "the deaths of more people in Iraq than have been slain by all so-called weapons of mass destruction throughout history" (Mueller & Mueller, 1999, p.

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