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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But here let us consider recent progressive arms control and disarmament initiatives on conventional weapons that could make use of examples of best practice from the Ottawa Treaty process.
government funded conventional weapons destruction efforts that cleared over 227,000 square meters (56 acres) of land and returned them to local communities.
The CCW restricts or prohibits conventional weapons that have been deemed excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects.
As per the law, possessing conventional weapons without obtaining a license from the ROP is illegal and those violating the law could be jailed, and fined more than 100 Omani riyals.
But Alexander Konovalov, a Moscow-based independent military expert, believed Moscow could be already building new weapons when it mentioned using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent."
and its NATO allies in the development of precision conventional weapons. But it has recently sped up its military modernization, buying large numbers of new weapons and boosting military drills.
In the deserts of Libya, as Muammar al-Qadhafi's regime crumbled, a new threat emerged: The disintegration of Qadhafi's government brought to light a new store of undeclared chemical and conventional weapons that had been long hidden or forgotten.
London, May 10 ( ANI ): Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey will debate on the inevitability of autonomous killer robots at the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
He may not be in a position to use chemical weapons but he is making good use of the conventional weapons. The United Nations, as usual, appear helpless yet again.
Are Drones More Effective than Conventional Weapons? Intelligence Squared US Debates - Kaufman Center Remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, have been the centerpiece of America's counterterrorism toolkit since the start of the Obama presidency, and the benefits have been clear.
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It provides for the evaluation of arms transfers, as well as measures aimed at preventing the misappropriation of conventional weapons imported or exported by member states.
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