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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

The U.S. Prepares for Smart Wars, Helps Others Find Dumb Ones With Cluster Bombs

By their very nature, cluster bombs, which essentially become landmines if they don’t blow up in mid-air, are “dumb” weapons that can linger for decades if unexploded. Though the U.S. government does ... 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

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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


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

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

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

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

U.S. Continues Support For Saudi Arabia In Yemen While Halting Some Arms Sales

“It is completely bizarre that they are continuing to refuel Saudi jets that drop bombs on civilians in Yemen,” Lieu said. SMART VERSUS DUMB BOMBS The decision to ... “Their responsibilities are being ... read more

US to halt some arms sales to Saudi

"It is completely bizarre that they are continuing to refuel Saudi jets that drop bombs on civilians in Yemen," Lieu said. SMART VERSUS DUMB BOMBS The decision to ... "Their responsibilities are being ... read more

Cluster arms ban leave gap in UK inventory, says Jane's

The British government's decision to hasten the withdrawal of its 'dumb ... at a cluster munitions conference in Oslo in February. Some 43,200 M26 rockets that contain over 27 million submunitions ... read more

US to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths in Yemen campaign

"It is completely bizarre that they are continuing to refuel Saudi jets that drop bombs on civilians in Yemen," Lieu said. SMART VERSUS DUMB BOMBS The decision to ... "Their responsibilities are being ... read more



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