Cluster munitions still play a significant role in U.S. military doctrine, and the costs of either keeping or getting rid of them, combined with the lack of a big-player endorsement for dispensing with the controversial munitions, may continue to sideline de-armament efforts for now. Like nuclear weapons, cluster munitions — air-dropped or ground-launched weapons that release numerous small bombs designed to kill enemy personnel or destroy their vehicles on the ground — have increasingly ...


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