Weapons of Mass Destruction

A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological, or any other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to numerous humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g., buildings), natural structures (e.g., mountains), or the biosphere. The scope and usage of the term has evolved and been disputed, often signifying more politically than technically. Originally coined in reference to aerial bombing with chemical explosives during World War II, it has later come to refer to large-scale weaponry of other technologies, such as chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear warfare.



ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 23 March 2023 English

Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations (UN) has worked to maintain global peace and security and, towards this goal, to enhance cooperation between member countries. The UN General …

Hindsight: The Security Council and Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2022, https://www.securitycouncilreport

CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 17 March 2023 English

The latest U.S. policy reform on the Missile Technology Control Regime may benefit the Indian space economy.

used for systems capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). However, it is reasonable to

ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 16 March 2023 English

The relationship between the United States (US) and India in the defence sector has proven to be one of their most resilient and high-value. Testament to this are three broad …

extremism; preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and associated materials, data, and

Pew Research Center · 14 March 2023 English

Twenty years ago this month, the U.S. launched a major invasion of Iraq. President George W. Bush and his administration at first drew broad public support for the use of …

first, that Hussein’s regime possessed “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD), a shorthand for nuclear, biological no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them “Leaving Saddam Hussein in possession of weapons of mass destruction for a few more months or years is not

Atlantic Council · 14 March 2023 English

Looking at decades of US support and operations in the Gulf and recognizing a continued, arguably growing, air and maritime threat from Iran, the Atlantic Council Gulf Security Task Force …

and to deter adversaries from seeking weapons of mass destruction and otherwise employing destabilizing

Heritage Foundation · 13 March 2023 English

..] S., as the leading nation in the world, that has the most to lose from the use of weapons of mass destruction, and it is therefore in the interests of the U.

loos- ening of the limits on the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons. It is therefore doctrine, said that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction “to protect its sovereignty, territorial Ukraine, albeit without, so far, using weapons of mass destruction: Russia is targeting water and electricity potentially to cover Russia’s use of makeshift weapons of mass destruction to create mass hysteria and again weaponize has the most to lose from the use of weapons of mass destruction, and it is therefore in the interests

IMF: International Monetary Fund · 10 March 2023 English

With rising financial integration, the magnitude and swings in capital flows have increased in the past two decades, intensifying the policy debate on how best to deal with these flows. …

of sensitive technologies related to weapons of mass destruction. Kenya 2007q2 Equity The minimum

AALCO: Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization · 9 March 2023 English

It contains the texts of statements of the Inaugural Session, the three Meetings of Delegations of the Member States, four General Meetings and the Concluding Session, coupled with the Summary …

Antarctic. We have amended the Act on the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition transport, or transfer) related to weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery. The amendment financing any prohibited activity related to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. India enacted

IFRI: Institut Français des Relations Internationales · 9 March 2023 English

France has a historical presence in the Middle East, where it has many interests to defend: the fight against terrorism, the promotion of the arms industry, the dissemination of humanitarian …

following Tripoli’s dismantling of its weapons of mass destruction program in an attempt to present the

ODNI: Office of the Director of National Intelligence · 8 March 2023 English

This annual report of worldwide threats to the national security of the United States responds to Section 617 of the FY21 Intelligence Authorization Act (Pub. L. No. 116-260). This report …

and transnational concerns, such as weapons of mass destruction and cyber, primarily in the sections

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