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Weapons of Mass Destruction

            Multiple diverse functional and dysfunctional aggressors utilize weapons of mass destruction. The Weapons could be better understood by getting an insight into the development of modern warfare and the tactics employed by those who deploy them. The tactical benefits of these weapons will be determined through the importance of their use in global politics and warfare. Hence, Weapons of mass destruction are the most effective way to Neutralize, immobilize, and terrify your enemy into instant submission. .
             There are three types of weapons of mass destruction; they are Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical. Each one of these weapons is unique in its own way. Each weapon contributes its special capabilities to the overall picture of Unconventional Warfare. When these weapons are combined on a global scale, they quickly and effectively can eliminate an enemy or rouge nation.
             Nuclear weapons are explosive devices designed to release nuclear energy on a large scale, used primarily in military applications. The first atomic bomb, which was tested on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo, New Mexico, represented a completely new type of explosive. All explosives prior to 1945 derived their power from the rapid burning or decomposition of some chemical compound. Such chemical processes release only the energy of the outermost electrons in the atom (Microsoft Encarta). There are currently over 10,000 nuclear weapons in the arsenal of the US.
             There are several different types of Deployment methods in which a tactical nuclear warhead can be launch. The first method is the Minuteman III ICBM (Inter Continental Ballistic Missile). This is an intercontinental missile. It can carry a nuclear payload up to 13,000 kilometers. The Minuteman III is being retained largely because of entrenched interests in maintaining the Cold War construct of the U.S. nuclear triad (Friedman). Next, there is the Trident II D-5 SLBM (Sea Launched Ballistic Missile).

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