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The Pentagon will not abandon cluster bombs

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The Pentagon will not give up cluster munitions, as it believes that their use is quite effective during the hostilities, reports TASS Statement by US Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.




Cluster munitions - weaponwhich is legally applied for specific military purposes. Although the Defense Ministry is seeking to adopt a new generation of more reliable ammunition, we cannot risk the failure of the operation, nor the potential increase in military and civilian casualties, refusing to use the best opportunities,
said Shanahan.

In 2008, the George W. Bush administration announced that after 1 in January and 2019, the US military would only use cluster bombs if their manufacturers could provide 99-percent explosive ordnance.

As stated by opponents of such ammunition, their charges "pose a great danger to people even after the end of hostilities," since a substantial part of them "do not detonate when they strike the ground and thus turn into mines." After many months, civilians are mostly being undermined.

However, manufacturers are not able to solve the task of modernizing cluster bombs. How much more time is needed is unknown. Therefore, the US command came to the conclusion that the deadline should be abandoned and allowed, if necessary, to use the existing stock of cluster bombs. In this case, the purchase of new batches of such ammunition, it was decided not to carry out anymore.
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  1. Slovak
    Slovak 1 December 2017 14: 41
    +4
    Is the USA going to war again? Did they find a test tube from someone? Is someone threatening their safety?
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 1 December 2017 14: 51
      +7
      Quote: Slovak
      Is the USA going to war again?

      Of course, but as always - with the wrong hands.
      Quote: Slovak
      Did they find a test tube from someone?

      And what is the old bad?
      Quote: Slovak
      Is someone threatening their safety?

      But what about! They are constantly updating the list of major threats.
      1. Going
        Going 1 December 2017 15: 00
        +8
        “Cluster munitions are weapons that are used legally for specific military purposes.


        This phrase touches, but on what grounds are you waging war? am
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 1 December 2017 14: 51
      +6
      Quote: Slovak
      Is someone threatening their safety?

      The whole world threatens them. hi
      1. Going
        Going 1 December 2017 15: 01
        +9
        The biggest threat to SSA is the United States itself. Hello, Vlad! hi
  2. san4es
    san4es 1 December 2017 14: 43
    +7
    a substantial part of them “does not detonate upon impact on the ground and thus turns into mines”
    belay
  3. Nemesis
    Nemesis 1 December 2017 14: 48
    +2
    And the Russian Federation should not give up napalm and cluster bombs. It is necessary to regret their soldiers, and not the enemy ...
    1. Sergey53
      Sergey53 1 December 2017 15: 03
      +2
      We don’t seem to refuse them. In Syria, they seem to use it.
  4. askort154
    askort154 1 December 2017 14: 48
    +2
    The Pentagon will not abandon cluster bombs

    Until the last B-52 was decommissioned.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 1 December 2017 14: 53
    +4
    What the hell is that.
    Grandmother Chancellor Fuhrer on Assad for some sort of "barrel" bombs ran ??? Yankees calmly declare for prohibited \ barbaric ammunition and ??? all is well beautiful marquise !!!
    In short, THE RIGHT OF THE STRONG is unshakable in this world !!!
    I would like Schaub our politicians / rulers remembered it well !!! and yes, power, not only the number of nuclear weapons, but also the power of the people, the economy and ... further on the list !!!
  6. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 1 December 2017 15: 15
    0
    Well, right, for their purposes (bombing a peacekeeper) the most.
  7. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 1 December 2017 15: 20
    +6
    And why should they refuse? The United States was not part of the cluster munitions convention, and therefore does not violate anything.
  8. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 1 December 2017 15: 25
    +2
    In military matters, it is often more useful to listen to generals, rather than ....... DSM - managers, makeup artists, stylists and referents.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 1 December 2017 16: 00
      +3
      All of the above, how would the personnel of the liberal party?
      Shot, I didn’t see working professions there?
      1. Sergey-8848
        Sergey-8848 1 December 2017 16: 49
        +1
        This is not all presented yet !. We have a little more of them! Everything, as one, is for peace and friendship, but slightly towards the setting sun.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 1 December 2017 20: 13
          +3
          Well, yes, not very much, but inspired by the most I can not!
          You go in, look at the subscribers of ECHO, RAIN, MEDUSA, the whole staff on the face! The number is constant ... it’s true that they have recently taken over the youth, such as preparing a replenishment! I urge all sensible parents to take up the rods and other methods of education ... you will be late, get a protest electorate, in the family, too.