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If Nerve Agent only impacts living things, how is it a WMD?
Your definition encompasses the vast majority of the American arsenal.
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
anything that causes mass casualties is a weapon of mass destruction
- JenniferLv 68 years ago
Because it makes living things into dead things, and by its nature it makes a lot of living things into dead things quickly, without having to use massive amounts of the gas.
EDIT. Of you are looking for a strict definition, many countries go be the NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) definition. Others use CBR (chemical biological, radiological). Conventional weapons, for the purpose of this definition, are not considered WMDs.
- Anonymous8 years ago
War in itself is a weapon of mass destruction. I think we should not use war.