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By Joel Greenberg and Joel Greenberg,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 21, 2006
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli army's chief of staff has ordered an investigation into the use of cluster bombs during the summer war against Hezbollah in Lebanon after an initial inquiry indicated they were fired into civilian areas in violation of army command orders, military officials said yesterday. The cluster munitions are estimated by the United Nations to have scattered up to 1 million unexploded anti-personnel bomblets across villages and farmland in southern Lebanon. The use of the mostly American-made munitions has prompted a State Department investigation and calls for a halt to the use of the bombs from the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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June 25, 2007
This is one way to use cluster bombs: Milan Martic, a leader of the breakaway Serbian Krajina Republic, which sought independence from Croatia during the Yugoslav civil wars, avenged a Croatian assault in May 1995 by directing a cluster bomb attack against Zagreb, the capital. It killed at least seven civilians, and injured hundreds. This month, for that and other crimes, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. This is another way to use cluster bombs: When Israel went to war against Hezbollah last summer, it dropped as many as 4 million bomblets on northern Lebanon, according to a United Nations estimate.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 29, 1999
WASHINGTON -- The air war over Yugoslavia, heralded for an unprecedented use of precision munitions, is turning to old-fashioned "dumb" bombs in hopes of finishing off Serbian forces.With Yugoslav air defenses posing less and less of a threat, NATO has been dispatching B-52s, B-1s and other bombers to shower Yugoslavia with off-fashioned, unguided gravity bombs.Also in greater use are the unguided cluster bombs that spray shrapnel over a wide area to wipe out troops and vehicles.Through the beginning of May, some Pentagon officials boasted that nearly all of the ordnance used in Yugoslavia was sophisticated guided munitions capable of striking targets while sparing nearby structures.
NEWS
By Joel Greenberg and Joel Greenberg,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 21, 2006
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli army's chief of staff has ordered an investigation into the use of cluster bombs during the summer war against Hezbollah in Lebanon after an initial inquiry indicated they were fired into civilian areas in violation of army command orders, military officials said yesterday. The cluster munitions are estimated by the United Nations to have scattered up to 1 million unexploded anti-personnel bomblets across villages and farmland in southern Lebanon. The use of the mostly American-made munitions has prompted a State Department investigation and calls for a halt to the use of the bombs from the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
NEWS
June 25, 2007
This is one way to use cluster bombs: Milan Martic, a leader of the breakaway Serbian Krajina Republic, which sought independence from Croatia during the Yugoslav civil wars, avenged a Croatian assault in May 1995 by directing a cluster bomb attack against Zagreb, the capital. It killed at least seven civilians, and injured hundreds. This month, for that and other crimes, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. This is another way to use cluster bombs: When Israel went to war against Hezbollah last summer, it dropped as many as 4 million bomblets on northern Lebanon, according to a United Nations estimate.
NEWS
By Paul Watson and Paul Watson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 28, 1999
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Even in the age of smart bombs guided by laser beams, dumb weapons that fail to explode, or lie in wait to kill later, are turning parts of Yugoslavia into no man's land.Unexploded bombs litter more of Yugoslavia with each day that its war with NATO drags on. Adding to the concern is the possibility that armor-piercing shells, a weapon that some critics argue can release dangerous levels of radioactive waste, will be widely used by the alliance in Kosovo.Yugoslav troops and guerrillas in the Kosovo Liberation Army also have been laying land mines since at least early lat month, when the threat of NATO airstrikes loomed and the civil war escalated.
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By Frank Starr and Frank Starr,Chief of The Sun's Washington Bureau | February 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Military officials announced yesterday a second incident in which U.S. Marines may have been hit -- and one killed -- by friendly fire.Maj. Gen. Robert Johnston told reporters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that conclusive results of the investigation of the previous incident, in which 11 Marines died last Thursday, could be expected by today.The new incident occurred shortly after midnight yesterday when a Marine convoy was hit with cluster bombs and three of the Marines were wounded, Gen. Johnston said.
NEWS
August 9, 2000
Militant group in Kashmir ends cease-fire with India ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Kashmiri militant group called off its cease-fire with India yesterday after New Delhi refused to let Pakistan participate in talks aimed at settling the decades-old Kashmir dispute. Hezb-ul Mujahedeen chief Sayed Salahuddin accused India of squandering an opportunity for peace. Many other militant groups refused to recognize the cease-fire, but it was nonetheless considered the most significant breakthrough since the Muslim rebel insurgency in Kashmir began in 1989.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 8, 1999
NIS, Yugoslavia -- Three bodies and a stream of blood lay in front of Smilja Duric's home yesterday. The 73-year-old woman with silver hair and a lined face fought back tears as she looked at the carnage by her front gate along Anete Andrejevic street. Dead on the sidewalk was a dark-haired man, in his 30s, an egg carton over his head and an intravenous line snaking past his blood-stained leg. An old man with a bundle of leeks, and an old woman with a bag of carrots, were in the gutters.
NEWS
October 12, 2006
Report on firings just partisan politics I am shocked, shocked, shocked to find out that the legislative committee investigating the Ehrlich administration's hiring practices has released its draft report just one month before Election Day. And yet The Sun (as well as other news outlets) reports this as a news story, claiming that only Republicans see it as an "election-year smear" ("Firings under Ehrlich violate rights and Md. law, panel says," Oct. 10). How about calling it a disgraceful, taxpayer-financed campaign ad?
NEWS
October 12, 2006
Report on firings just partisan politics I am shocked, shocked, shocked to find out that the legislative committee investigating the Ehrlich administration's hiring practices has released its draft report just one month before Election Day. And yet The Sun (as well as other news outlets) reports this as a news story, claiming that only Republicans see it as an "election-year smear" ("Firings under Ehrlich violate rights and Md. law, panel says," Oct. 10). How about calling it a disgraceful, taxpayer-financed campaign ad?
NEWS
August 9, 2000
Militant group in Kashmir ends cease-fire with India ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Kashmiri militant group called off its cease-fire with India yesterday after New Delhi refused to let Pakistan participate in talks aimed at settling the decades-old Kashmir dispute. Hezb-ul Mujahedeen chief Sayed Salahuddin accused India of squandering an opportunity for peace. Many other militant groups refused to recognize the cease-fire, but it was nonetheless considered the most significant breakthrough since the Muslim rebel insurgency in Kashmir began in 1989.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 29, 1999
WASHINGTON -- The air war over Yugoslavia, heralded for an unprecedented use of precision munitions, is turning to old-fashioned "dumb" bombs in hopes of finishing off Serbian forces.With Yugoslav air defenses posing less and less of a threat, NATO has been dispatching B-52s, B-1s and other bombers to shower Yugoslavia with off-fashioned, unguided gravity bombs.Also in greater use are the unguided cluster bombs that spray shrapnel over a wide area to wipe out troops and vehicles.Through the beginning of May, some Pentagon officials boasted that nearly all of the ordnance used in Yugoslavia was sophisticated guided munitions capable of striking targets while sparing nearby structures.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 8, 1999
NIS, Yugoslavia -- Three bodies and a stream of blood lay in front of Smilja Duric's home yesterday. The 73-year-old woman with silver hair and a lined face fought back tears as she looked at the carnage by her front gate along Anete Andrejevic street. Dead on the sidewalk was a dark-haired man, in his 30s, an egg carton over his head and an intravenous line snaking past his blood-stained leg. An old man with a bundle of leeks, and an old woman with a bag of carrots, were in the gutters.
NEWS
By Paul Watson and Paul Watson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 28, 1999
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Even in the age of smart bombs guided by laser beams, dumb weapons that fail to explode, or lie in wait to kill later, are turning parts of Yugoslavia into no man's land.Unexploded bombs litter more of Yugoslavia with each day that its war with NATO drags on. Adding to the concern is the possibility that armor-piercing shells, a weapon that some critics argue can release dangerous levels of radioactive waste, will be widely used by the alliance in Kosovo.Yugoslav troops and guerrillas in the Kosovo Liberation Army also have been laying land mines since at least early lat month, when the threat of NATO airstrikes loomed and the civil war escalated.
NEWS
By Frank Starr and Frank Starr,Chief of The Sun's Washington Bureau | February 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Military officials announced yesterday a second incident in which U.S. Marines may have been hit -- and one killed -- by friendly fire.Maj. Gen. Robert Johnston told reporters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that conclusive results of the investigation of the previous incident, in which 11 Marines died last Thursday, could be expected by today.The new incident occurred shortly after midnight yesterday when a Marine convoy was hit with cluster bombs and three of the Marines were wounded, Gen. Johnston said.
NEWS
January 5, 2013
Republicans say they will not cooperate on raising the debt limit in mid-February unless Democrats agree to cut spending by an equivalent amount ("Trouble ahead," Jan. 2). What these trillions of tax dollars are allocated for is instructive. The Pentagon takes up more than half of all discretionary spending. Yet politicians wrangling about budget cuts - especially when they are busy amending the tax code so the wealthy contribute their share of the national tax burden - say very little about the military industrial complex.
NEWS
By Kathy Lally | December 14, 2003
What the United States called a campaign of shock and awe against Saddam Hussein's Iraq is being criticized by Human Rights Watch as an invasion that used two "misguided" military tactics, resulting in hundreds of civilian deaths. The report by HRW, a human rights group based in New York, criticized the United States and Britain for using cluster weapons in populated areas and for 50 bombing strikes that were intended to kill Iraq's leadership but instead killed civilians. Cluster bombs killed or injured more than 1,000 civilians, according to HRW estimates.
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