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Encyclopedia > Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or NBC is the term used in the armed forces of many nations to describe the measures taken to guard and decontaminate against nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. It superseded the term "ABC weapons", and has been superseded by the term Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).


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Weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2869 words)
Nuclear weapons did not exist at this time, but biological weapons were being researched by Japan ( [1]), (see Unit 731), and chemical weapons had seen wide use.
Weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, are rarely used because their use is essentially an "invitation" for a WMD retaliation, which in turn could escalate into a war so destructive it could easily destroy huge segments of the world's population.
Chemical and Biological Weapons: Use in Warfare, Impact on Society and Environment, by Gert G. Harigel, 2001.
Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress) (3441 words)
Chemical weapons are devices that use chemicals to inflict death or injury; biological weapons use pathogens or organisms that cause disease.
NBC: Nuclear, biological and chemical warfare on the modern battlefield.
Biological warfare at the 1346 Siege of Caffa.
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