Defining "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

  title={Defining "Weapons of Mass Destruction"},
  author={W. Seth Carus},
Abstract : In January 2005, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld directed that U.S. Strategic Command become "the lead combatant commander for integrating and synchronizing DoD (Department of Defense) in combating WMD (weapons of mass destruction)." The Secretary's memorandum raised a thorny problem with clear bureaucratic implications: what are weapons of mass destruction? This is not an easily answered question. There are numerous definitions of WMD with some official or semi-official… 

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