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Who can think at this present time without a sickening of the heart of the appalling slaughter, the suffering, the manifold misery brought by war to Spain and to China?
Who can think without horror of what another widespread war would mean, waged as it would be with all the new weapons of mass destruction? Japan conducted research on biological weapons see Unit and chemical weapons had seen wide battlefield use in World War I.
They were outlawed by the Geneva Protocol of The application of the term to specifically nuclear and radiological weapons is traced by William Safire to the Russian phrase " " — oruzhiye massovogo porazheniya weapon of mass destruction.
Kennedy spoke of not filling space "with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.
At the time, in the West the euphemism "strategic weapons" was used to refer to the American nuclear arsenal, which was presented as a necessary deterrent against nuclear or conventional attack from the Soviet Union under Mutual Assured Destruction.
Bushused the term in a speech to the United Nations, primarily in reference to chemical arms.
The fear reached a crescendo with the Iraq disarmament crisis and the alleged existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that became the primary justification for the invasion of Iraq ; however, American forces found none in Iraq.
They found old stockpiles of chemical munitions including sarin and mustard agentsbut all were considered to be unusable because of corrosion or degradation. The stockpile contained mainly chemical precursors, but some munitions remained usable.
Instead, international law has been used with respect to the specific categories of weapons within WMD, and not to WMD as a whole.
While nuclear, chemical and biological weapons are regarded as the three major types of WMDs,  some analysts have argued that radiological materials as well as missile technology and delivery systems such as aircraft and ballistic missiles could be labeled as WMDs as well.
President  the U. Central Intelligence Agency the U. Department of Defense  and the U. Chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons capable of a high order of destruction or causing mass casualties and exclude the means of transporting or propelling the weapon where such means is a separable and divisible part from the weapon.
The committee set out to avoid the general term but when using it, employed the definition of United Nations Security Council Resolutionwhich defined the systems which Iraq was required to abandon: Chemical and biological weapons and all stocks of agents and all related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities.
Ballistic missiles with a range greater than kilometres and related major parts, and repair and production facilities. Harigel considers only nuclear weapons true weapons of mass destruction, because "only nuclear weapons are completely indiscriminate by their explosive power, heat radiation and radioactivity, and only they should therefore be called a weapon of mass destruction".
He prefers to call chemical and biological weapons "weapons of terror" when aimed against civilians and "weapons of intimidation" for soldiers.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz frequently used the term "weapons of mass terror", apparently also recognizing the distinction between the psychological and the physical effects of many things currently falling into the WMD category.
In other words, they would be designed to "have consequences far outweighing the size and effectiveness of the weapons themselves".
Code  defines a weapon of mass destruction as: Code defines weapons of mass destruction as "chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and chemical, biological, and nuclear materials used in the manufacture of such weapons". Indictments and convictions for possession and use of WMD such as truck bombs,  pipe bombs shoe bombs,  and cactus needles coated with a biological toxin  have been obtained under 18 USC a.
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