Banning Weapons Of Mass Destructions

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Jacob Brown Dr. Wells 4-30-15 English 101 Banning Weapons of Mass Destructions Won’t Work August 6, 1945, the United States launched an attack on Hiroshima that had never been seen before. No military in the world knew how to defend themselves from such an attack and no civilian felt safe from the oncoming onslaught (Oppenheimer). An atomic bomb was dropped on that day from a United States Air Force B-29 bomber over the city of Hiroshima. The radiation falling on the city and the leveling of the city’s buildings from the blast left up to thousands of people homeless. This was just the beginning of the use of weapons of mass destruction and on that day, the true destruction from these weapons began. A few days later the United States were at it again, August 9, 1945, the second atom bomb had been dropped on Nagasaki causing the same amount of devastation. People were left with no homes or anywhere to go because of the destruction caused by the blast. Weapons of mass destruction, also referred to as WMDs, can be composed of either chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear agents designed to wipe out mass amounts of people and destroy objects in their pathway. Weapons of mass destruction pose a threat to global society because of all the technological advancement that countries now have. The countries that possess nuclear weapons include the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea, and Possibly south Africa. Iran which is
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