Conventional Weapon


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A weapon that is in relatively wide use and doesn’t include weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons
Examples Small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, non-nuclear bombs, shells, rockets, missiles and cluster munitions; acceptable use of all types of conventional weapons in war time is governed by the Geneva Conventions
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As with other conventional weapons, the nature, distribution, and impact of landmines offer challenges that cannot be met by either civil society or states alone.
Alexander Konovalov, a Moscow-based independent military expert, said the doctrine's mention of using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent" sounds vague, but could be a reference to new weapon designs.
With the site finally secure, thanks to ISN's contract with Advantor and PM's removal of the conventional weapons and unexploded ordinance, the OPCW was finally able to deploy its inspectors to verify the destruction of the chemical weapons.
the ECOWAS treaty in West Africa and the CIFTA treaty in the Americas) designed to improve transparency and tighten controls on conventional weapons.
Another draft law approved was on the accession to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects and its third, fourth and fifth protocols.
The treaty is the first international mechanism regarding regulating the international trade in conventional arms, without affecting the sovereign right of states to regulate weapons within their territory, as well as their right to obtain the necessary types of conventional weapons for the purpose of self-defence and the protection of their national and regional security according to the principles of the relevant Charter of the United Nations resolutions and agreements.
Military experts believe that modern conventional weapons kill with greater precision and lethality.
Because, while chemical weapons are a major threat, what are we doing to prevent conventional weapons being used against people on a daily basis?
headquarters on Wednesday, said it was a "significant step" in keeping the world safer and preventing terrorists and others from obtaining conventional weapons.
In the last ten years, we have had a lot of declassified intelligence here in United States, and virtually every military intelligence report has always concluded that Israel had complete conventional weapons superiority against any potential enemies in the region and their weapons of mass destruction was not needed for defensive purposes, it was a completely offensive platform," Dean said.
The agreement also protects the right of access to necessary types of conventional weapons for the purpose of self-defense and the protection of both national and regional security according to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the resolutions of international legitimacy and relevant conventions.
A first of its kind, and the first time the UN has agreed to a major treaty to control conventional weapons since the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, it is being praised by many as a much needed start to protecting vulnerable people; however, it does have its limits.

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