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- n. A chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or other weapon that is designed to cause death or serious injury to large numbers of civilians.
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- n. a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
Similarly, the congressionally authorized Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism issued a report in December 2008 that concluded: “It is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013.”