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TitleWeapons Description weapons of mass destructi Body War has been a driving factor in human existence since the dawn of time it has always been with us War has influenced science as well it has forced the development of weapons from the first bone clubs which let man rise to the top of the food chain to the complex and highly destructive weapons of today This century has seen the most development in the technology of warfare since the combination of sulfur charcoal and saltpeter resulted in gunpowder For the first time in history weapons of mass destruction have been developed and used in a limited fashion Limited only due to the initial crudeness of the weapon and lack of effective delivery systems This is now changing as more and more nations develop them it is now only a matter of time before they are used in a total warfare situation Weapons of mass destruction have three categories the oldest being biological weapons followed by chemical weapons which were first used in the beginning of the century and the newest being nuclear weapons More and more of the worlds nations have either already developed or are capable of developing weapons of mass destruction and with the fall of the Soviet Union the threat of theft of these weapons has increased exponentially One factor that has always hampered the use of weapons of mass destruction is the lack of availability of effective delivery systems for them in recent years such systems have dramatically improved in range accuracy and efficiency The future will not be limited to the current weapons of mass destruction as more are added the threat of their widespread use increases as well Weapons of mass destruction are generally known to be any weapon whos destructive capabilities are far greater than conventional explosives or firearms Since their power is vastly superior than conventional weapons and their method of achieving their power often
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