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The Unfinished Business of Abandoning WMD: a Reply to Bentley

Enemark, Christian

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Nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons are commonly lumped together as WMD. Such conflation is dangerous and misleading, rendering the term vulnerable to political manipulation. WMD language obscures the paramount threat of nuclear weapons, exaggerates the destructive power of chemical weapons, and is unhelpful or counterproductive when used in the context of biological weapons. In her response - the article entitled �The Long Goodbye: Beyond an Essentialist Construction of WMD� (this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21856
Source: Contemporary Security Policy
DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2012.693806

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