Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions

Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions

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I need ammunition, not a ride
attributed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

from GlobalSecurity.org, July 17, 2023

This article quotes a lot of people who do not agree on what is happening in Ukraine, but it is interesting for that very reason.  Pick your poison.  But it also describes how they work and what the risks are.  Cluster Munitions are clearly a risk to civilians all excuses aside.

Both the Ukrainians and the Russians used cluster munitions during the full-scale war that began in February 2022. A single Dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM) cluster artillery shell can do the job of 10 conventional high-explosive fragmentation shells when destroying most typical targets, which is extremely important in a situation where the supply of ammunition to Ukraine had faced enormous difficulties. Continue reading “Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions”

Surviving the Killing Fields, a Worldwide Challenge

Surviving the Killing Fields, a Worldwide Challenge

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by Kathy Kelly and Nick Mottern, published on Common Dreams, October 10, 2022

Awaiting discharge from a hospital in Cairo, Adel Al Manthari, a Yemeni civilian, faces months of physical therapy and mounting medical bills following three surgeries since 2018, when a U.S. weaponized drone killed four of his cousins and left him mangled, burnt and barely alive, bedridden to this day.

On October 7th,  President Biden announced, through Administration officials briefing the press, a new policy regulating U.S. drone attacks, purportedly intended to reduce the numbers of civilian casualties from the attacks. Continue reading “Surviving the Killing Fields, a Worldwide Challenge”

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