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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Mitigating the effects of a Weapon of Mass Destruction depends on coordinating the operations of federal, state and local emergency responders.
Le was charged under the Patriot Act with "terrorism using a weapon of mass destruction, maliciously destroying buildings and vehicles, and using and carrying a destructive device," Assistant U.
Tuesday's verdict found Nichols guilty of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, but not guilty of using a weapon of mass destruction and destruction by explosives.

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