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Before starting the 2003 Iraq war, the US has developed an aerial weapon against WMDs known as Agent Defeat Weapon (ADW).
received the team award for developing an innovative end-to-end M & S toolkit--Serpent--that provides warfighters with advanced counter-chemical biological, radiological, nuclear technologies and systems; consolidates the latest Air Force capabilities for the collateral effects and target defeat; provides a test bed for fielding future agent defeat weapon concepts; and gives an operational capability to joint commanders for "target defeat with minimal collateral hazards.
Garwin has similar reservations about agent defeat weapons, if exploded close to an underground facility for weaponizing, say, anthrax, the radiation from an agent defeat weapon could sterilize the anthrax, and the heat could destroy it.