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Six years later, Canada joins international treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs

Canada has finally ratified the international treaty to ban cluster bombs, joining 89 other states that have pledged to eliminate the deadly weapons.

The domestic ratification legislation necessary to formally tie Canada to the Convention on Cluster Munitions comes more than six years after this country signed the treaty in Oslo, Norway. 409 more words


Half Century

For the last two weeks, I’ve been in Vietnam reporting on the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The product of this trip will be apparent in the days and weeks to come, but I wanted to mark an important anniversary today. 234 more words

Reporter's Notebook


Second Lebanon War (2006):

[D]uring the final 72 hours of the conflict… Israel engaged in saturation cluster bombing, hitting more than 850 strike sites with millions of submunitions.

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"We Don't Do That Anymore" - A Disarmament Ditty

If there is one cliché that I am tired of hearing in security and arms control circles, it’s “That’s the way the world works.” This is usually accompanied by condescension and/or mansplaining. 82 more words

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is the capital, and biggest city, in Laos. There is much to see and do here – such as checking out all the French style architecture (Arc de Triomphe, anyone?) – but what I want to talk about here is one place we visited, the COPE Centre. 393 more words


Who’s to blame for Ukraine’s use of cluster bombs?

While debate continues in Washington over whether the United States should arm the Ukrainian government in its war against the people of the eastern regions of its territory, there remains a bit of a disconnect over the reality that Ukraine is already using cluster munitions that are banned by an international treaty that has been in effect since 2010. 1,257 more words

Arms Control And Non-Proliferation

OMG!!!! Troops uncover 147 bombs in Borno

A total of 147 cluster bombs have been uncovered in Auno village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri on Tuesday, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mr. 314 more words