WMD


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Synonyms for WMD

a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)

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Visitors can schedule face-to-face meetings with WMD experts.
In the last part, the paper gives conclusions on whether the EU's strategy has achieved the desired goals in the matter of proliferation of WMD or it merely remains a declaratory policy even after more than a decade since its adoption.
There is a need to enable governments to simultaneously pursue the objectives of WMD non-proliferation and other economic objectives," he stressed.
In addition, they are educated in the areas of CBRN defense, decontamination, reconnaissance, operational radiological safety, hazmat response, WMD nonproliferation/counterproliferation, consequence management, and threat doctrine.
The number of nations tempted by nuclear WMD is growing.
Alternative options include the using special forces and troops trained in chemical warfare to secure WMD sites in Syria if and when the government eventually collapses.
Fabius said Monday on "Radio Monte Carlo" that the topic was being discussed between France, the United States and Britain and he warned of a "massive" and "blistering" response if Syria dares use WMD.
Such respect and trust are essential at a post like Embassy Damascus, where the host-country WMD response capabilities are very limited.
He is less successful in offering solutions that are unique to WMD proliferation, and while he advocates logical approaches, his recommendations lean more toward business as usual rather than true reform.
Essentially, counterforce operations would attack WMD sites and weapon systems prior to their use on the battlefield, while active defense (primarily air and missile defense) would intercept any incoming delivery systems containing NBC warheads.
Countries opposed to war with Iraq, including France, Russia, China, and Germany, said the latest WMD inspections showed that Iraq could be disarmed peacefully or contained indefinitely.
We now know, of course, that Saddam had no WMD, much less a functioning nuclear weapons program.
A WMD WAKEUP CALL (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)
That strategy recognizes the need for more robust tools to stop proliferation of WMD around the world and specifically identifies interdiction as an area where greater focus will be placed.
Summary: Dubai customs organized a training program on the control of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) aiming to educate inspectors and other interested parties as how to identify the materials entering in the composition of WMD, store and deal with them.