radiological weapon


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radiological weapon:

see radiation weaponradiation weapon
or radiological weapon,
a bomb or warhead that uses conventional chemical explosives to disperse radioactive material, sometimes called a "dirty bomb.
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To date, little if any evidence exists that he was actually involved in a plot to use a radiological weapon in the United States.
Documents and interrogations from military operations in Afghanistan have reinforced the assessment that the Taliban sought, and al-Qaeda, continues to seek to develop biological weapons and obtain radioactive material for a radiological weapon.
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Charged with keeping the peace, United States Coast Guard Boarding Officers on a daily basis thwart narcotic traffickers from entering our country as well as stopping chemical, biological, and radiological weapons from making their way to the hands of those who aim to do us harm.
However, there is no guarantee that Armenia will not use radioactive waste for its insidious plans, namely, the creation of radiological weapons or spraying of this waste in the occupied areas," Garibov said.
In the category of both dispersed and delayed are biological and radiological weapons.
Biological agents like viruses and bacteria are not like radiological weapons that decay continually once released, or chemical agents that are degraded in the environment and require threshold concentrations to be deadly," says Vliet.
In our view, nuclear terrorism, regardless of its perpetrators, to be an individual, a group or a State, is any act by any means against any facility where radioactive materials are present or the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons or radiological weapons or material with the intent to cause death or serious injury to people or substantial damage to property or to the environment, or sabotage in nuclear facilities or to compel a nation to do or refrain from doing an act.
Some military theorists believed that radiological weapons were of greater use than nuclear weapons, presaging the early 1980s debates on the neutron bomb as a potential weapon.
This could increase the likelihood of the use of chemical or radiological weapons.

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