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 absence of a security framework or organization in the Middle East -- where there is no regional conventional arms control culture -- to mitigate the danger of WMDs poses a great threat to the region in particular and the world in general.
The ministry confirmed that the issue of ridding the region of WMDs was also discussed by senior officials the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's 40 th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers Senior Officials meeting held in Jeddah last week.
However, this workshop is being organised by Doha Regional Centre for Training on Applying Treaties related to WMDs. The centre, which was launched in December 2012, is the first of its type in Asia and Middle East.
To combat anxiety, Rosen suggests using your WMDs less.
Kelly was the most experienced British expert involved in UN inspections in Iraq intended to prevent Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president, from acquiring WMDs.
In the heady early days of America's occupation of Iraq, the president, the Pentagon, and the American press are hyping the military's victory over Saddam Hussein, and officials on the ground tell Miller to keep quiet and get on with his job--which, of course, he cannot do because there are no WMDs to be found.
The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum were so successful, they're hoping the same magic will work for GREEN ZONE, about the search for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) during the invasion of Iraq.
It will be a deep-rooted suspicion that the infamous weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), the supposed justification for the invasion, never existed.
Damon stars as an American army officer tasked with finding evidence of the existence of WMDs. As he comes up empty again and again, he starts to suspect that they have been duped - but who by?
Terry Duncan, Bridlington, Yorkshire YOUR story "Blair had given up on finding WMDs" features the claims of UN weapons advisor Hans Blix that our ex-PM "gave up hope" on finding WMDs before leading us to war in Iraq.
It took a television presenter best known for a morning TV programme and using gastric band surgery to lose weight, to discover what we all suspected--that weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) played little part in the decision of former UK prime minister Tony Blair to invade Iraq in 2003.