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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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Preventing the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the illicit trafficking of dual-use materials from which WMD can be made is an important shared goal of the US, Qatar and all of the nations represented in the exercise.
Agency for International Development), nongovernmental organizations, and foreign-nation ministries in planning and executing weapons of mass destruction missions to ensure global synchronization in combating weapons of mass destruction.
And when Colin Powell, the secretary of state, told the UN Security Council that 'Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction.
Otherwise, we would have to accept that President Barack Obama signs off on the use of drone-delivered weapons of mass destruction on the guilty and the innocent alike in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen almost every morning.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission makes many specific and detailed recommendations throughout its report.
Khan network, that could seek to help terrorist organizations and rogue states acquire weapons of mass destruction.
Anyone out there holding --as I gather Prime Minister Blair has recently said --the prospect that ISG is going to unmask actual weapons of mass destruction is really delusional,' he said.
We've heard how CIA Director George Tenet boasted that the intelligence agencies had a "slam dunk" case against Saddam Hussein for harboring weapons of mass destruction.
Bush imposed new economic sanctions Tuesday on Syria, saying it continues to support terrorism, pursue weapons of mass destruction and undermine U.
Examples include "more evil than Satan himself" tied to a major software company site, "weapons of mass destruction" linked to a satirical site with the message "These weapons of mass destruction cannot be displayed" and "French military victories" which called up a spoof page that asked, "Did you mean French military defeats?
They insisted that the deposed Iraqi dictator's order to destroy weapons of mass destruction and the means to produce them had been carried out in the summer of 1991.
THE UK joined America in a war against Iraq because, we were told, Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

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