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How Dumb Cluster Bombs Are Becoming Heinously Smart

Cluster bombs have a bad rep and for good reasons. Yet, the cluster bomb concept has evolved from the dumbest of dumb bombs into a more targeted and discriminating weapon. One of these new cluster ... read more

MoD lobbies to keep 'smart' cluster bombs

However, the former UN deputy secretary-general admitted being "uncomfortable" about a compromise ... Defence officials point out that last year Britain discontinued the use of "dumb" cluster ... read more

Cluster Munitions and State Terrorism

Paradoxically, these righteous “wars on terror” are being ... cluster munitions, especially those dropped from thousands of feet, has provoked controversy. Despite claims of precision bombing, cluster ... read more

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Allies' bombs, shells litter Yugoslavia with threats of horrific delayed damage; Explosives can be set to detonate on timer or when person approaches

PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Even in the age of smart bombs guided by laser beams, dumb weapons that fail to explode ... refuse to say what types of weapons are being dropped on Yugoslavia, evidence of ... read more


U.S. to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths in Yemen campaign

“It’s not a matter of how smart or dumb the bombs are, it’s that they’re not picking ... In May, Washington suspended sales to Riyadh of cluster munitions, which release dozens of bomblets and are ... read more

Putin's modern Air Force choosing devastating dumb bombs over precision strikes

We also saw the reports of two hospitals and a school in northern Syria being struck. This reckless disregard ... Charles Brown, the U.S.-led coalition’s top air commander. ‘Dumb’ bombs vs. ‘smart ... read more

The US has decided to limit its military support to Saudi Arabia's air campaign in Yemen

"It's not a matter of how smart or dumb the bombs are, it's that they're not picking ... In May, Washington suspended sales to Riyadh of cluster munitions, which release dozens of bomblets and are ... read more

Negotiators 'not pushing PM's line' on cluster bombs ban

Gordon Brown's pledge to ban cluster munitions is being undermined by his own negotiators ... he said he did not "feel our negotiators were pushing the Brown line". The M85, a so-called smart-bomb ... read more

International Humanitarian Law Issues and the Afghan Conflict

Cluster bombs, employed widely in the Gulf War as well as in the NATO air war in Kosovo, are being used by the U.S.-led coalition ... been precision-guided weapons (often called "smart" bombs). ... read more

Assad’s ‘Barrel Bombs’, And Ours – OpEd

And, more recently, the US has sent Saudi Arabia thousands of cluster bombs — also an indiscriminate ... civilians have been slaughtered by US bombs where they had no business being dropped. Smart ... read more



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