antipersonnel weapon

antipersonnel weapon

[‚an·tē‚pərs·ən′el ‚wep·ən]
(ordnance)
All instruments of combat, either offensive or defensive, used to destroy, wound, obstruct, or threaten enemy personnel.
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He said allegations about the use of white phosphorous had not been substantiated and while the use of this was not illegal "we are very clear that it should not be used as an antipersonnel weapon and certainly not in a civilian environment.
5) Many of these capabilities were recognized initially quite sometime ago by Brigadier Bengt Anderberg, "The Low-Energy Laser Aimed at the Eye as a Potential Antipersonnel Weapon," The RUSI Journal 133, no.
A cluster bomb, we recall from the Vietnam War, is an antipersonnel weapon that explodes above the ground and spreads a hail of shrapnel and/or razor-sharp needles over 1,000 square yards.
He said: 'It argues that, while punishment is necessary, and force is a proper and understandable reaction, we must ask serious questions of any policy that deliberately uses tactics aimed as civilian population - including certain kinds of antipersonnel weapons.
Israel's use of combat and antipersonnel weapons in such densely populated civilian settings must be immediately banned, and further U.
Nonlethal antipersonnel weapons are designed for use in a manner that protects and conserves life.
91) Before examining claims that cluster munitions violate the law of war because they are indiscriminate, cause unnecessary suffering and superfluous injury, or both, it is important to have an understanding of the laws governing armed conflict, and more specifically, antipersonnel weapons.
147) Sweden, along with six other countries concerned about many of the antipersonnel weapons used by the United States in Vietnam, initiated the conference that eventually led to the formulation of the Conventional Weapons Treaty several years later.
This policy is contrary to the 41 nations that have stated their support for an immediate and comprehensive ban on antipersonnel weapons.