Weapon of Mass Destruction

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A man-made or -modified artifice designed to kill or maim large numbers of humans and/or cause major damage to man-made or natural structures, or to the planet itself
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Intelligence on Syria's unconventional weapons is patchy and lacks consensus, and one need only look to neighbouring Iraq for a stark example of the huge risks and repercussions of acting on flawed intelligence.
Alas, the issue of weapons of mass destruction was harshly reduced to the use of shoes as unconventional weapons of frustration and contempt.
First, the Cold War ended, reducing the possibility of superpower conflict that might escalate to the heavy use of unconventional weapons.
Powell and other American officials included Libya's poor human-rights record and lack of democratic institutions, destructive role in perpetuating regional conflicts in Africa, and pursuit of unconventional weapons and related delivery systems.
30 exercise was the first training work in the Gulf under the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), a US-led effort to co-ordinate and develop procedures for intercepting smugglers of unconventional weapons.
One of the biggest differences was over a call on countries to inspect cargo leaving and arriving in North Korea to prevent any illegal trafficking in unconventional weapons or ballistic missiles.
The large American bases (in Iraq) are good places to test your unconventional weapons, whether biological or dirty, as they call them.
Regarding the North Korean missile launches, Olmert said they agreed that it is of grave concern to the international community that a non-democratic country is producing unconventional weapons.
David Kay, the first head of the Iraqi Survey Group that searched for Iraq's unconventional weapons after the March 2003 invasion, said Monday he had read parts of the classified report in late 2003 and thought it was quite good.
These may include, but are not limited to, what individuals are wearing during warm versus cold or inclement weather conditions, as well as accessory items and unconventional weapons designed and manufactured for concealment that they may carry.
To address the data collection and analysis, JHU has assembled a working group comprising of 14 members to scientifically analyze data on unconventional weapons, their frequency and cost to the correctional system.
This handbook provides first responders with the essential information to recognize and respond to the terrorist and criminal use of unconventional weapons.