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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Details can be found in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Missiles: The Current Situation and Trends, August 10, 2001.
He has frequently preached about a coming Armageddon, which he describes as a global conflict that would, among other things, destroy Japan with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
Deterrence remains the first line of defense against the use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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