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Cluster Bomb Treaty

American Know-How

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A number of readers have written inquiring where cluster bombs can be conveniently purchased. At first blush one might think that the question is being asked by readers who are tired of the limited ability of the AK 47 to inflict harm on a lot of people in a short amount of time, that weapon being a favorite of those who do mass murders.

As the Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs Marks Its Fourth Anniversary, the World Should Speak Out on Use in Syria

Sarah Blakemore | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home
Sarah Blakemore

The rising toll of civilian casualties in Syria is an ongoing reminder that use of cluster munitions, like chemical weapons and others that affect civilians, is not acceptable by anyone, anywhere or at any time.

The United States Aims Low on Cluster Munitions

Steve Goose | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Steve Goose

Regrettably, the move to eliminate cluster munitions is under attack, with the United States leading the way. The US is touting an alternative with much lower standards than US policy already requires.

Cluster Bomb Ban Powers Ahead Despite U.S. Absence

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – The new international convention banning cluster bombs is already having a powerful impact despite the absence of the United States and o...

Vietnam War-Era Bombs Cause Current Day Casualties, Demonstrating Need for Updated Weapons Technology

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In Southeast Asia, UXOs left over from the Vietnam War injure and kill hundreds of people each year.

Laos: the World's Most Bombed Country

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

We walked around a field where the ground was literally littered with small holes and flags, marking the dangerous bomblets buried inches beneath the surface. There must have been 50 munitions scattered across a field the size of a basketball court.

UN Gets Israeli Cluster Bomb Map For Lebanon: 1 In 4 Undetonated

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Israel has handed over details of where it dropped cluster bombs in Lebanon during the war in 2006, UN peacekeeping forces have confirmed....

Russia/Georgia: Cluster Bombs' Harm Shows Need to Join Ban

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) -- The loss of lives and livelihoods from cluster munitions used by Russia and Georgia during the August 2008 armed conflict reinforces the i...

Cluster Bombs In The Balkans, 10 Years Later, Still Threaten 160,000 People

Inter Press Service | Vesna Peric Zimonjic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BELGRADE, Apr 8 (IPS) - An estimated 160,000 people in Serbia are still in danger from thousands of unexploded cluster bombs, ten years after the NATO...

The USA: A Good World Citizen?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Takahashi

Popularity is tertiary to being right and humane, and now you should have a better inkling as to why we have not been really popular around the world.

Stigmatizing War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The moral center of humanity slowly asserts itself. Only the most powerful are too afraid to join. You may have missed the news: At the end of May, 1...

Bombs Away?

Steven Solomon and David Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Solomon and David Kaye

A variety of pressures compelled the NATO powers in Dublin to support a ban in principle while preserving American flexibility to use cluster munitions in joint operations with allies that might join the treaty.