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What does IOW stand for?

IOW stands for Instruments of War (gaming group; Return to Castle Wolfenstein; Activision, Inc.)

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The show looks at how weapons and body armour were developed and why some instruments of war were created to inflict the most untreatable and horrific wounds possible.
As JFK said, "We live in an age where the instruments of war have outstripped the instruments of peace", but we continue to cosset weapons of mass destruction, and those based only in Scotland.
The drone explosion All this makes armed-drones worthy of a closer look, not least as the escalation of the United States's use of these instruments of war is part of a broader trend that includes the European member-states of Nato, Israel and other states (see "Unmanned future: the next era of European aerospace?
But the people ofWales were prepared to put their names to the instruments of war too, such as JohnWilkinson, who perfected a process of boring out the middle of a cannon, rather than casting it with a central core, making it less likely to explode in the faces of the gunners manning it.