Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cluster Bomb Ban Takes Effect

U.S. And Major Powers Urged To Join Cluster Munitions Pact -- Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Activists called on the United States and other major powers on Thursday to join a global treaty banning cluster munitions that goes into force on August 1.

Dropped from aircraft or fired from artillery or rockets, the weapons scatter bomblets over a wide area, but have limited military impact today as they were designed to attack tanks on an open battlefield, an increasingly rare scenario, they said.

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More News On The International Banning Of Cluster Bombs

U.S. Ducks As Cluster Bomb Ban Takes Effect -- The Danger Room
Treaty banning cluster bombs takes effect worldwide as campaigners and survivors celebrate this milestone -- Reuters
International: Cluster Bomb Ban Takes Effect -- Relief Web
UN leader hails landmark ban on cluster munitions -- AFP
Japan banks ban financing cluster arms -- AFP
Survivors and activists hail cluster bomb ban -- Reuters

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