WMD


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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

WMD

Abbreviation for weapons of mass destruction.
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The Chemical Corps vision statement is more developed, but the problem with the mission and vision statements is that they both conflate WMD and CBRN.
Thus, during the second half of the Belgian presidency of the EU in 2001, several conclusions of the Council regarding non-proliferation were adopted as foundational principles of the EU's WMD strategy9.
WMD proliferation usually focuses on technology and materials like precursor chemicals, biological agents, toxins and uranium.
Thanks to the efforts of the RSO and health unit, the training by the WMD instructors, the support of post management and the dedication of every first responder, Embassy Damascus can feel safer knowing that its team is always ready to respond.
Part I provides appropriate background on the various forms and technical nature of WMD, with chapters on nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons.
should they confront an adversary armed with WMD." This strategy would include "activities of the Department of Defense across the full range of US government efforts ...
Saddam was a "monster" who had used chemical weapons on his own people and "we couldn't run the risk of such a regime being allowed to develop WMD".
"Without a strong understanding of the varying motivations behind rogue state development of WMD," contends Derek Smith in Deterring America, "a standardized response to proliferation runs the risk of not disarming the most dangerous states, or attempting to disarm those better left alone." Indeed, the "United States seems to be moving toward a strategic outlook wherein rogue state WMD possession alone is an unacceptable security threat." If so, then the United States has bought into "a recipe for perpetual conflict--an endless string of ...
The world is imperiled by a new era of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is a global effort that aims to stop trafficking of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials to and from states and non-state actors of proliferation concern.
Summary: Dubai customs organized a training program on the control of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) aiming to educate inspectors and other interested parties as how to identify the materials entering in the composition of WMD, store and deal with them.
Bob Woodward, whose reporting (or lack of) on the White House and WMD in the run-up to the war in Iraq has drawn much criticism, continues to shirk much of the blame.