radiological warfare


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radiological warfare

[¦rād·ē·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ′wȯr‚fer]
(ordnance)
The employment of agents or weapons to produce residual radioactive contamination, as distinguished from the initial effects of a nuclear explosion (blast, thermal, and initial nuclear radiation).
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In 1941, the National Academy of Sciences proposed radiological warfare as a military application of atomic energy.
He served in the Army as an E5 from 1963 to 1967 and attended chemical biological and radiological warfare school.

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