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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The results of the research now under way, coupled with the promise of renewed production of smallpox vaccine, will better prepare the United States--and indeed the entire world--for the possibility that smallpox virus might be used as a terrorist weapon of mass destruction.
Three months after the Tokyo incident, President Bill Clinton issued Presidential Decision Directive 39, which made preventing and managing the consequences of a terrorist attack with a weapon of mass destruction "the highest priority" for the United States.
He said: ``Had my son being killed by a weapon of mass destruction I would have accepted it, but Mr Blair got it wrong.

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