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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Fourth generation NBC warfare (1995 to the present).
Most of those cited have been previously documented, such as in the DOD annual NBC warfare defense report to Congress and by the General Accounting Office.
The NATO members have agreed to use standard procedures and templates when dealing with operational NBC warfare and TIM release warning, reporting, and hazard estimation requirements.