Recent calls for sending cluster munitions to Ukraine are growing louder on Capitol Hill. A letter from leading Republicans to President Joe Biden last month strongly supported Ukraine’s request for more lethal aid, particularly cluster munitions, which consist of a container or dispenser from which many submunitions or bomblets are scattered over wide areas from the air. There are strong reasons for deciding not to transfer cluster munitions to Ukraine, but if the United States does decide to provide these weapons, it should keep a few lethal realities in mind.
This article was written by Amy J. Nelson and originally published by The Bulletin For Atomic Scientists.
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