Weapons of Mass destruction is defined as a weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans and other life forms and/or cause great damage to man-made structures, natural structures, or the biosphere in general.The United States went to war and invaded Iraq to search for weapons of mass destruction in addition to finding Osama bin Laden.Communication with each other is very important with ensuring everyone is on the same page and no one is in the dark, especially where the weapons of mass destruction are concerned.In conclusion, Weapons of mass destruction consist of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks.Since then there has been an estimate of seventy-seven recorded building of mass destructi...
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13 September 2011.American Scientists.Biological weapons can be aerosolized to be inhaled by humans or put in food or water supplies to be ingested (Porteus 2).The repercussions of human exposure to biological weapons of mass destruction are flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, pneumonia, weight loss, stomach pain, respiratory failure, or shock (Porteus 2).The biological weapons of mass destruction most likely to be used in an attack are anthrax, botulinum toxin, plague, ricin, small pox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers (Porteus 1).
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Saddam Hussein had never threatened to attack the United States or to use weapons of mass destruction offensively.This calls into question whether or not invading Iraq was justified because the Bush administration should have known that weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were effectively contained.One of the main reasons for the attacks on Iraq was to disarm them of any weapons of mass destruction that they have.Using weapons of mass destruction would mean a sure end to his power.I’m against going to war with them because there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq as the US government claimed.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction: State Department Oversight of Science Centers Program, 3rd ed.United States Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy, 2nd ed.Franklin M. (1999).Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, 4th ed.The weapons of mass destruction range from the chemical, biological to the nuclear ones.Weapons of Mass Destruction Are Overrated as a Threat to America, 2nd ed.
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On the other hand, invading Iraq was unfavorable because there were no weapons of mass destruction found, the people in Iraq did not rise up in support of the United States when it attacked, little post-war planning was done, the task, as well as cost of rebuilding Iraq, was far more complicated and expensive than the Bush Administration envisioned, the United States received no aid from its allies, and lastly, the amount of United States soldiers that have been killed or wounded far exceeded initial estimates.Throughout the war, the declaration for being at war was so twisted from saying Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, to Iraq “had the ability to make weapons of mass destruction,” (Bovard 250) to freeing the Iraqi people, that it ...
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The only reason this war started off was because of the weapons of mass destruction Saddam was claimed to have BUT as none were found, why did we go to war?But the alternative, in this case, was to leave Saddam there with his ‘so called’ weapons of mass destruction.No weapons of mass destruction have been found and won’t be found either, as there probably aren’t any.There are 16 other countries that have nuclear weapons, 25 countries may have chemical weapons, 19 other countries may have biological weapons, and 16 other countries may have missile systems.The one reason war should have took place was because of the weapons of mass destruction and the apparent threat that Iraq cause for a terrorist to take place, but what about the threat ...
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Even though the United States was looking for weapons of mass destruction some things were destroyed before the UN could get to them.But because of Saddam’s action at the end of 1997, the Times reported, the U.N. inspection team could “no longer verify that Iraq is not making weapons of mass destruction” and specifically could not monitor “equipment that could grow seed stocks of biological agents in a matter of hours.” (Kagan) After the U.N. had came to the conclusion that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction the people of the United States started wondering of why we really did go to war with Iraq because if there were no weapons of mass destruction what else was there except Iraq harboring terrorists and being a terrorist country...
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It simplified the obliteration of mankind with introduction of weapons of mass destruction.Development of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction have altogether changed the nature of war.With the invention of weapons of mass destruction, mankind is vulnerable to extreme dangers of extinction.Using weapons of mass destruction for peaceful purposes is always viewed apprehensively, and with doubts.Armies of both the countries equipped with weapons of mass destruction stood face to face for complete one year.
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Stopping Iraq’s research of weapons of mass destruction decreases the chance that such weapons fall into the hands of a terrorist organization.Ever since the end of the Gulf War, Iraq has disregarded these policies by removing weapons inspectors, which in turn has allowed Iraq to further research weapons of mass destruction.Iraq can easily give these weapons to a terrorist group who will then try and use those weapons against the U.S.With Iraq’s weapons program going unchecked for several years, there is no telling what they may have in their arsenal.The U.S. intends to stop Iraq from developing any more weapons of mass destruction before they are used against the world.
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Besides, there was no evidence that the Iraqi government had any intention to use such weapon of mass destruction (even if Iraq did have the weapon).This regime has already used weapons of mass destruction against Iraq’s neighbors and against Iraq’s people.” .Besides, UN Security Resolution 678 and 687 authorized the United States to use force in ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction.Given that the Bush’s speech on 18 March 2003 did warn that “it is not too late for the Iraqi military to act with honor and protect your country by permitting the peaceful entry of coalition forces to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.The reason the invasion of Iraq failing to meet the requirement of “just cause” is because there is no weapon of m...
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These places are highly vulnerable to terrorists’ attack by the use of weapons of mass destruction since they lack adequate physical security necessary to deter terrorist.In using weapons of mass destruction, a terrorist is attracted to highly populated targets where many people can lose their lives and excessive damage on infrastructure can occur.To this end, it is clear that terrorists’ use of weapons of mass destruction is a major threat that must be countered in this century.Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Managing the Behavioral Reaction in Primary Care.Unlike conventional weapons or nuclear weapons, these dangerous weapons do not rely on explosive force to realize their goals; however, they rely on the unique characteris...
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More recently, the use of Chemical weapons in Syrian Civil War had brought the world to brink of another war when US tried to intervene in order to maintain the sanctity of Chemical weapons convention.After all, the ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger.These weapons were developed initially by industrialized nations liks United States, Japan, Germany etc as a weapon of self defence to deter the enemy against any possible aggression and attack (Deterrence theory of international politics).Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.A weapon of mass destr...
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Although North Korea, Iran, and Iraq are developing (or have acquired) weapons of mass destruction, so are many other nations.According to the Pentagon, 12 countries have nuclear weapons programs, 13 nations have biological weapons, 16 countries have chemical weapons and 28 nations have ballistic missiles.In the 21st century, the less the United States meddles in the affairs of other countries, the less likely the prospect that America and Americans will be targets for terrorism.A better approach would be a less interventionist foreign policy.It is too late to stop al Qaeda from targeting America and Americans.
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Transition: What is being done about Nuclear Weapons now that you see they serve no logical purpose besides mass destruction.Weapons of Mass Destruction.There are many anti Nuclear Weapons organizations as well as programs of Nuclear Disarmament supported by President Obama.Nuclear Weapons are meant to destroy on a massive scale.Nuclear Weapons are far too powerful to be of any actual use in our modern society II.
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This gave them a bilateral respect and they laid regulations of not using the nuclear weapons, as opposed to the current times where there is a high risk in any of those many countries (more than twenty nations and the number is usually swelling) in using the weapons of mass destruction.Another problem associated with nuclear weapons comes in the fact that, there may be a greater risk for occurrences of accidents or mistaken launching of these arsenals by the many countries that are in possession or in the process of obtaining these weapons.The large numbers in weapons of mass destruction may be a catalyst leading to deterrence of peace in the entire world or in localized regions but this can be effectively prevented if a much smaller nu...
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One of the goals is to eradicate the fear of Nuclear, chemical and biological weapons is the reduction of the possible vehicles like Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles or IBM which can be used as a possible carrier of these so called weapons of mass destruction.Explain the dangers posed to human existence by a) chemical weapons b) biological weapons.Knowing how these weapons of mass destruction can be utilized against peace loving citizens is vital in the fight against terrorism.Introduction to Biological Weapons [Electronic Version].We have learned that whatever the type of weapons for mass destruction is there is only one end goal in the usage of such – creating chaos and disruption aside from the blatant disregard to life and propert...
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No Nuclear, Biological or Chemical weapons were used during this Cold War.Hints to the term “Cold War.” .During the Cold War there weren’t really weapons used during the war.Going back to the term “Cold War,” it referenced to not having the war getting “heated” with weapons of mass destruction etc.However, they both agreed on keeping the war at a minimum by agreeing to not allow weapons of mass destruction, etc.
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Hints to the term “Cold War.” .No Nuclear, Biological or Chemical weapons were used during this Cold War.Going back to the term “Cold War,” it referenced to not having the war getting “heated” with weapons of mass destruction etc.These two weapons of mass destruction were not used, better suggesting the phrase, “Cold War.” If by any means there were to be a weapon of mass destruction aimed at the opposing enemy, then the country responsible for the cause would have to help restore, and fix any damages caused.However, during the Cold War, there were some new weapons that were created from both sides.
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It turned out after a tough fight, the United States military could not find any weapons of mass destruction.Even though the pro- war people were wrong about the weapons of mass destruction they felt that they were stopping a horrible dictator who could have been a big threat in the future.Works Cited .Many inspections done by the United Nations could not find weapons of mass destruction.Nicholas Lemann “ How It Came To War” The New Yorker March 31, 2003 Editorial “Weapons That Weren’t There” The Washington Post October 7,2004 Lionel Beehner “Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Resurging or Splintering?
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Also knowing that under Saddam Hussein Iraq developed chemical and biological weapons, acquired missiles allowing it to attack neighboring countries with these weapons and Iraq persistently tried to develop nuclear bomb.Information about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction is already in public domain from UN reports and from Iraqi defectors, this clearly points that Iraq continues to posses these weapons and also shows that Iraq, has refurbished sites formally associated with the production of chemical and biological agents and it indicates that Iraq remains able to manufacture these agents and deliver them via bomb, shells artillery rockets and ballistic missiles.There for the government should negotiate with terrorists.Saddam Hussein ha...
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How are we supposed to defend ourselves without any knowledge whatsoever of these weapons?That is why it crucial for the U.S. to have these weapons at hand.They are not to be destroyed because these weapons of mass destruction may be useful in developing vaccines, antiviral drugs, and diagnostic tests.One may think that these weapons of mass destruction will only cause, well destruction, but what people dont know is that they have already done some good.Saddam Hussein stalled the US for a total of six months from invading Iraq by just mentioning that the country was willing to use biochemical weapons if the U.S. tried to invade.
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Mass destruction should be evaluated on the basis of a person’s motives and not only on their mental stability (Ahuja 2002).This helps avoid mistakes that might result in the acquisition of guns by the mentally ill. Keeping a register is a cheaper preventive measure of curbing mass destruction than sorting out the damage once it has occurred (Knoll, 2013).Keeping a register ensures that guns and weapons are only handed over to those who are mentally stable.There have been cases of mass shooting in schools perpetrated by a mentally unstable student.In as much as they may have no intentions of causing any danger, they sometimes act irrationally and this might lead to mass murders.
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Any such group would like to have a chemical or biological weapon as compared to nuclear weapon as the earlier weapons are readily available and affordable.No state possessing nuclear weapons would be likely to hand over nuclear weapons to terrorists unless they were acting as mercenary agents of the state itself.The theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to design and build a nuclear weapon are of a high order, while setting up, equipping and successfully operating an undetectable clandestine weapons laboratory would be expensive and difficult, even for the best-funded terrorist organisation.As on date, states have been reluctant to use Weapons of mass Destruction because of political retaliation, and similarly terrorists h...
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Again, this incident did not have the dramatic impact as the 9/11 attack because the group was small scale and did not have the funding to inflict the damage of weapons of mass destruction.Plus the ingredients used in making the bomb were your everyday garden variety, not weapons of mass destruction.Homeland security.In both of these examples as stated neither gain the grandeur nature of the 9/11 attack because of they were not televised live as the event occurred, they did not have the notoriety or followers as Taliban or Al Qaeda terrorist group, they not have the funding of group capable of amassing weapons of mass destruction, and they were not the all for nothing suicidal group that would have giving their life for a cause.He was ab...
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Question for in-class: .Al Jazeera offers an alternative angle than the west, as a middle eastern based institution, it puts across an argument both for and against events, giving a relatively un-biased story.To keep them sub-ordinated, the media use their representations to ‘symbolically annihilate’ them (Tuchman, G.) .It has been said that media representations often reflect the social and political concerns of the age in which they are created.Nevertheless, “the Bush administration was undeterred by the paucity of evidence and the failure to find a nuclear weapons program or any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and remained relentlessly focused on the nuclear weapons ambitions of North Korea and Iran, all the while ignoring or min...
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Chemical weapons are deadly, in-humane, not safe, and overkill.Chemical weapons originated in early World War I.I think chemical weapons will have a bad impact on the future of society.All while they have no clue.There are several different types of chemical weapons and they all have different effects on their victims.
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remains the nature of the regime itself.One of the problems was that Iraq possesses an d produces chemical and biological weapons, and they are also seeking nuclear weapons.He sounds like he has significant evidence to back up his speech, until he said “Many people have asked how close Saddam Hussein is to developing a nuclear weapon.The claim about Saddam Hussein is more ofa fallacy, as they ont know If he has actual weapons or what his entire game plan was.He said things such as: Iraq’s technological abilities, their weapons of mass destruction, and Saddam Hussein’s previous threats against the US.
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If some terrorist groups possessed these nuclear weapons and rose to power who’s to say they would use these weapons peacefully?In the article “The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Better” Kenneth Walsh writes, “They make the cost of war seem frighteningly high and thus discourage states from starting any wars that might lead to the use of such weapons.Countries such as North Korea are thought of as ticking time bombs that feel the need to prove themselves to the global community with use of weapons.Nuclear weapons have helped maintain peace between the great powers and have not led their few other possessors into military adventures.” .Nuclear weapons themselves represent death and great levels of destruction.
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The five members that well-known as the nuclear-weapon states were the United States, the Soviet Union, the UK, France, and China; article II obligate all non-nuclear-weapon states to undertook, “not to receive the transfer from any transferor whatsoever of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices of control over such weapons or explosive devices directly, or indirectly; not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices; and not to seek or receive any assistance in the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices” (UN’s charter).Among XI articles, article I obligate all the nuclear-weapon states undertook, “not to transfer to any recipient whatsoever unclear weapons ...
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With respect to weapons of mass destruction, customary international law allows anticipatory self-defence using the Caroline test of 1837 which requires necessity and proportionality–a state using force in anticipatory self-defence would have to demonstrate that “the necessity of that self-defence is instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment of deliberation.” The problem arises however, that this test was established in the 1800s and therefore related to conventional warfare. Aside from being required to withdraw from Kuwait, Hussein continued to fail to honor and fulfill many obligations such as ‘to allow international weapons inspectors to witness the destruction of weapons of mass destruction; to...
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