Weapons of Mass Destruction Are Bad

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Should Weapons of Mass Destruction be stopped from being created because of the harm that they do or continue to be created for their use in protecting society? This question continues to bother American’s daily. Weapons of Mass Destruction are weapons that are used to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release of toxic or poisonous chemicals. It’s also a weapon that is used to release radiation or radioactivity at a level dangerous to human life. They also cause damage to human made structures as well. Weapons of mass destruction can be classified as nuclear, biological or chemical. When we speak of nuclear weapons, we refer to the most deadly and dangerous weapons ever created (Krieger).The power that they possess can destroy cities, kill millions of people, harm the environment and can affect the lives of the future generations to come (Krieger). In nuclear weapons,the explosion is created by changing the atoms themselves, either by splitting them or fusing them together to create new atoms(Laura Reed). Also there are two main types of nuclear weapons: fission weapons and fusion weapons( Laura Reed). Chemical weapons use toxic chemicals to kill, injure or incapacitate an enemy (Laura Reed). Examples of chemical weapons are mustard gas and chlorine gas (Laura Reed). Chemical weapons can be produced relatively easily and the equipment required is widely available.(Laura Reed). Biological weapons deliver toxins and microorganisms like viruses and bacteria and have deliberate means to spread disease to humans, animals or plants (Laura Reed). An example of a biological weapon is anthrax and a biological agent such as smallpox (Laura Reed). These weapons impact our society by causing destruction and despair to everyon... ... middle of paper ... ...mament." http://www.greenpeace.org/. Greenpeace. Web. 5 Dec 2013. This article discusses the number of nuclear weapons produced and their effects on certain types of people. This source is credible because Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization.I plan to use this information to tell about the effects of nuclear weapons to back up my argument. "Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects ." http://www.fas.org/. Congressional Research Service, 13 Sept 2013. Web. 5 Dec 2013. The article discuss the effects of chemical weapons and also describes them. This source is credible because its from a .org website and the Congressional Research Service provides policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate. I plan to use this information to tell about the effects of chemical weapons to back up my argument.

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