The use of chemical weapons has become Harder to guard against, causing more casualties, and becoming harder to detect and defend Against. The history of chemical warfare has ever so changed the world our fears of chemical Attacks in the future has all, but been diminished. The fear that any country could launch a Chemical attacks in many forms will always be a threat in our country for years to come. Chemical warfare will never be history the threat is real and will never go away.
Like chemical weapons, biological weapons which have been used since the early 1900’s, possess the trait of quick contamination and severe damage to those affected. In history, weapons of mass destruction like atom bombs, chemical gas and biological weapons have caused major catastrophes around the world, and their presence continues to threaten the world as they lead to immense risk in relation to peace, security and the survival of mankind. One of the most well-known weapons, the atom bomb, has the potential, due to its explosive power, to threaten harmony and safety as can be seen in history through the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As described by the US army, the atom bomb is a weapon of mass destruction which has an explosive energy equivalent to 20,000 T.N.T. explosions.
This led to a fierce competition where each side tried to create the smarter machines and better weapons, leading to deadly mass killing weapons in the process. One weapon or machine was created and an even better one was made. New developments such as machine guns, poison gas, tanks, and new strategy to thwart trench warfare affected how WWI was fought and it came with catastrophic results. Poison gas was perhaps the most feared weapon out of all. Created to overcome the long stalemate style of trench warfare, its purpose was to draw out soldiers hiding in the trenches.
The Manhattan project was one of the largest and most expensive military lead projects in the United States. After all the violence was that where fought using these weapons the world has learned something about weapons of mass destruction of life. The chemical weapons used in the first world war where devastating to the crops, land, and people of Europe and Germany. The weapons used in the seconded world war have forever changed the way people think about bombs and nuclear power.
The world has suffered enough from the two great conflicts of the past, WWI and WWII, and the scars of the world wars are still undeniably visible. Since the end of the Second World War, developed countries have started a global-scale arms race. The race itself runs on the fear of potential threats and military conflicts. Out of it, have come highly developed arsenals of weaponries, advanced battle field transportation with excellent capabilities, Nuclear Spears and “dirty” bombs, which are all designed for one purpose; to kill. Engaging in an arms race will only trigger another great war.
Chemical Weapons - Weapons of Mass Destruction Chemical weapons and their use is one of the most important issues facing the world today. Not only is the use of such weapons highly controversial, but also the very idea of such weapons of mass destruction being in the hands of dangerous leaders. Next to nuclear weapons they are the most feared, and the prospect of these weapons not only concerns people, but also frightens them. As a result of these fears, America has entered a new war that could bring devastating effects upon our world. It is a very sensitive topic among many countries, and is out of hand primarily because of the introduction of chemical weapons to the world in the First World War.
New inventions such as technology have had an immense influence on war and war strategies. Nuclear warfare throughout the Cold War is a highly destructive tactic used by the military when there is a major conflict or encounter. The weapons are used to inflict harm and destruction on their target or enemy. Nuclear weapons have been around since 1945 and have been solemnly used. Nuclear warfare was put into action because compared to conventional warfare it is greatly more destructive in the range of damage.
The two bombings had opened the world’s eyes to the destructive power that could be unleashed by man. The bombs had raised hell on earth for those few minutes and produced a tremendous amount of casualties. The way people had died was shocking... ... middle of paper ... ...ited “Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers.” Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Site. 1999. “Cold War.” The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition .1994: Columbia University Press.
Chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons are designed to yield a great number of deaths. Regarding the ethical use of CBW, while looking at the larger context of war, one must determine the value of life. As backed by Virtues Ethics, this mass killing caused by CBW is unethical and unjustified. Introduction News of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons seem to plague today's newspapers. Taking a glance at headlines, one would read about current issues regarding Iraqi disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, Russian government intentional use of a gas that killed rebels and hostages, and terrorist threats on the United States.
Cody Wilcox English 3 April 28, 2014 Period A Weapons of Mass Destruction Weapons of mass destruction are designed to cause chaos in our world, they are the type of situations we need to fix immediately. Weapons of mass destruction are the worst and most horrible creations we have in our world. Today we have a major threat with Iraq, Korea, and Russia. Weapons of mass destruction are a chemical, biological or radioactive weapon causing widespread death and destruction. If someone fires a nuclear weapon which is a WMD that can cause a whole mess in our world with the environment and it can ruin a whole nation or country.