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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Passive defense included those actions taken by military personnel to protect themselves against a successful release of NBC weapons.
Military analysts and academics have failed to examine the technological evolution of NBC weapons (and CB weapons in particular) against the development of military strategy over the course of history.
to the wider world' from Iraq's NBC weapons, there need to be two distinct components: the capability (the presence of such weapons or their precursor elements, together with a delivery system) and the intention to use these weapons outside its borders.
Ultimate Security, a collection of essays by several leading nonproliferation scholars and practitioners, alleges that the administration's narrow focus on coercive strategies to combat the spread of NBC weapons is counterproductive and argues for the return to a more cooperative, regime-based, and internationalist approach.
If preventing the proliferation of NBC weapons is a top policy priority, then U.
Increasingly, those attempts include research and development of NBC weapons (nuclear, biological, and chemical) of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
The Alliance's defense posture must have the capability to address appropriately and effectively the risks associated with the proliferation of NBC weapons and their means of delivery, which also pose a potential threat to the Allies' populations, territory, and forces.
Congress has followed suit by allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to help train first responders--firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel--and the National Guard to deal with the aftermath of a terrorist attack involving NBC weapons.
At the same time, regional states are more likely than the United States to be creative in designing delivery modes for NBC weapons.
To meet the Chief of Chemical's vision for "highly qualified Soldiers who are also flexible enough to adapt to any situation in any operational environment," training needs to focus on warrior tasks, hazardous materials handling, and theater-specific details of NBC weapons.
People worry about the NBC weapons, but, as an NBC suit instructor, I think we can fight in them as well as without them on.
Concern has grown over the proliferation of NBC weapons and related delivery systems.