How Many Violations of US Arms Laws are Too Many?

On March 21, 2012, in Articles, by admin

How Many Violations of US Arms Laws are Too Many? By Franklin Lamb It depends whether the miscreant enjoys “We will always have your back regardless” status. On March 6, 2012, the US Congressional Research Service released a report to the US Congress concerning Restrictions on the use of American weapons by recipient countries. For […]

Cluster Bombs: Nations Reject Weakening of Global Ban

On November 27, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Cluster Bombs: Nations Reject Weakening of Global Ban Proposed US Treaty Fails as Ban Supporters Stand Firm (Geneva, November 25, 2011) – An attempt by the United States and others to weaken the comprehensive ban on cluster munitions has failed, Human Rights Watch said today. The effort by the US and other users and stockpilers […]

Humanitarian concerns ignored as talks continue on cluster munitions

On November 21, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Humanitarian concerns ignored as talks continue on cluster munitions Revisions to draft new law are minimal and marginal (Geneva, 21 November 2011): As negotiations on a new law that would expressly allow some countries to continue to use cluster munitions enter the crucial final week, the voice of concerned governments , campaigners, and more than […]