Saturday, November 26, 2011

U.S. defeated in bid on cluster bomb accord

Full Story: Yahoo News 26 Nov

A US sponsored push to regulate, rather than ban, cluster munitions failed Friday after 50 countries objected, following humanitarian campaigners' claims that anything less than a outright ban would be an unprecedented reversal of human rights law.
Mini droplets oozing out of a CBU
It may be added that Cluster bombs, dropped by air or fired by artillery, scatter hundreds of bomblets across a wide area and can kill and maim civilians long after conflicts end.

Click HERE to read more about devastation caused by Cluster bombs.


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