weapon of mass destruction

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weapon of mass destruction

[′wep·ən əv ′mas di′strək·shən]
(ordnance)
Nuclear, bacteriological, or other weapon capable of causing widespread death or destruction.
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The need for an online graduate course in chemical and biological warfare is a reflection of the unique mission of the MSU DDSS.
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When Iraq engaged in chemical and biological warfare in the 1980s, barely a peep of moral outrage could be heard from Washington, as it kept supplying Saddam with the materials he needed to build weapons.
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The first step in that failure was one of omission: the military's inadequate preparation for chemical and biological warfare.
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The unit handles chemical and biological warfare materials for the Defense Department.
They said there was nothing wrong at all because the general public would go against them if they found out about the exposures to chemical and biological warfare and how it gets into your whole family.

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