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Cluster Bomb Ban

The United States Aims Low on Cluster Munitions

Steve Goose | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
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.

Time to End the Use of Cluster Munitions

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Cluster bombs threaten civilians because they leave hundreds of unexploded bomblets -- which often experience high failure rates -- spread over wide areas. They are also notoriously inaccurate.

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

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

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

The Scandal Everybody Seems to Have Missed

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

I don't know how this particular WikiLeaks revelation has not been much, much bigger news, involving as it does cluster bombs and a secret legal loophole that let Britain get around its treaty obligations.

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

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 | World
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 | World

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 N...

Over 100 Nations Back Cluster Bomb Ban, US And Russia Refuse

AP | DOUG MELLGREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway — An Afghan teenager who lost both legs in a cluster bomb explosion helped persuade his country to change its stance and join nearl...