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."
But we also learn that she bought the nails that turned a symbolic bomb into an antipersonnel weapon
(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.
The Milan may also be able to claim a record for versatility as it has been successfully used as an antipersonnel weapon
(by the British Army in the Falklands) and missile launcher destroyer (with the SAS in Iraq).
"Can't say." 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
"Combine that with the use of antipersonnel weapons
such as clusterbombs .
(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.
As the United States was embroiled in war in Southeast Asia, the International Committee for the Red Cross Conference of Government Experts on Weapons that May Cause Unnecessary Suffering or May Have Indiscriminate Effects (Lucerne Conference) met in 1974 to consider possible bans or restrictions on certain 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.
Books include War of the Mines: Cambodia, Landmines and the Impoverishment of a Nation, by Paul Davies with photographs by Nic Dunlop; The Technology of Killing: A Military and Political History of Antipersonnel Weapons
, by Eric Prokosch; and Aftermath: The Landscape of War, by Donovan Webster.
This policy is contrary to the 41 nations that have stated their support for an immediate and comprehensive ban on antipersonnel weapons