ARMAMENTS: Apocalypse, Up-to-Date

What is a "weapon of mass destruction?" The Bomb, for one thing; but there are other potential horrors. The U.N.'s Commission for Conventional Armaments last week pondered the category of weapons of mass destruction, and U.S. Adviser Franklin A. Lindsay proposed this definition: "Any instrument or invention capable of destroying life and property on the scale of a plague, a flood, a famine or an earthquake."


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