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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The lowest cost and heretofore apparently the most effective response to the threat of WMD weapons has been the threat of massive reprisals, including the use of nuclear weapons.
WMD weapons may be deployed in a way that causes major material damage and disruption without also incurring mass military and civilian casualties.
Sellstrom is compiling a team of experts to go on site and he has already accumulated personal experience in tracing chemical and other WMD weapons in Iraq, where he was a senior inspector with the UNSCOM body.