Friday, September 27, 2019
A difference without a distinction or a distinction without a difference?
WME! WME = Weapons of Mass Effect. And distinct from WMD. WMD = Weapons of Mass Destruction
This was a new one on me. The devoted reader to the blog also?
From the Strategy Page Internet forum the question as posed by contributor E.
"'Lately I've been hearing a lot of talk of WME in certain circles, while the rest of the world still chugs away with WMD. Which is more appropriate? or are both useful in their context, and some folks are just confusing the issue?'" - - E.
"The more modern, less familiar term WME ('Weapon of Mass Effect') can be traced to a June 23, 2005, Homeland Security Advisory Council Meeting in Washington, D.C., and again, more specifically to a follow on 'Weapons of Mass Effect Task Force' Advisory Council Meeting on January 10, 2006."
WME defined as:
"'...weapons capable of inflicting grave destructive, psychological and/or economic damage to the United States.'"
WMD PRODUCING IMMEDIATE DAMAGE AND HUMAN CASUALTIES [THINK 9/11]. WME PRODUCING IMMEDIATE DAMAGE BUT NOT THE HUMAN CASUALTIES [THINK CYBER ATTACK ON THE BANKING SYSTEM]!
THIS IS CORRECT?