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Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics

Dynamics in SI Units Pack

by Russell C. Hibbeler

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/10/2009

Original publisher: Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University Press, 2006] OCLC Number: (OCoLC)318202644 Subject: Weapons of mass destruction. Excerpt: ... DEfININg " WEAPONS Of MASS DEStRuCtION " words " weapons adaptable to mass destruction " in a document signed by 7 President Harry Truman. Subsequently, that phrase appeared in the first 8 resolution passed by the United Nations ( UN ) General Assembly. Within a few years, an alternate form, " weapons of mass destruction, " became the preferred usage. As such, the term became an integral part of the lexicon of post - World War II disarmament diplomacy. Not surprisingly, the UN adopted a standard definition in 1948: WMD are ]... atomic explosive weapons, radio active material weapons, lethal chemical and biological weapons, and any weapons developed in the future which have characteristics comparable in destructive effect to those of the atomic bomb or 9 other weapons mentioned above. Subsequently, the United States became a party to three treaties that refer directly to control of " weapons of mass destruction " ( the Outer Space Treaty, the Seabed Treaty, and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ), in addition to those agreements that limit specific types of WMD ( such as the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the Biological Weapons Conven-10 tion, and the Chemical Weapons Convention ). Given that these treaties impose specific obligations on the United States and other adherents to them, it is inconceivable that treaty negotiators thought that WMD was an amorphous term that could mean whatever anyone wanted it to mean. The United States adopted the UN definition above for use in 11 these negotiations. U.S. National Security Policy WMD also assumed growing importance in the United States as a term of art in the policy arena after the end of the Cold War. The first sentence in National Security Directive 70 ( " United States Nonprolif-eration Policy ...
Dynamics & statics
Paperback / softback
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Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd
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