CBRNe, the effects on life as we know it.
The progression of human destruction using chemical, Bio and nuclear weapons as it’s been seen within the last century.
In the United States, CBRN replaced our old cold war term NBC (nuclear, biological, and chemical), and ABC (atomic, biological, and chemical) that was used during the fifties. An R was added for radiological in the late 90s. In or around 2010 the term CBRN was changed to include the lower case “e” in the term to represent the (improvised) explosives threat. CBRNe and WMD’s go hand in hand, sometimes overlapping. I feel that as a military force or society we should not produce, maintain, and store these forms of weapons!
We all have seen the term "weapons of mass destruction" or (WMD’s) used quite frequently within the last decade, and we know it usually refers to nuclear, radiological, biological, or chemical weapons (CBRNe). A WMD kills and/or bring harm to large numbers of humans while causing great amounts of damage to man-made objects, or natural structures. The first WMD I’d like to write about would be the Nuclear weapon. Back during the 90’s Dr. Robert S. Norris a senior research associate with the National Resource Defense Council in D.C. estimated that “China had six different nuclear warhead designs”. These designs were: 20-40 kiloton fission gravity bomb, 20 kiloton missile warhead, 3+ megaton thermonuclear missile warhead, 4-5 megaton warhead for the DF-5 ICBM, 3+ megaton thermonuclear gravity bomb, and the 200-300 kiloton warhead possibly for the for the JL-1 SLBM and the DF-31 and DF-41(“CNS-China’s Nuclear Stockpile and Deployments”,1999). China has not officially confirmed their possession of nuclear weapons, but China’s estimated tactical nuclear stockpile as of 1993 was 150 warheads.
Just think of the consequences of using these types of weapons. In a time where more and more countries are trying everything they can to obtain...