Cluster-Bomb Ban Far From Waste

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 06/04/2008 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11/27/2013 11:47 am EST

The British armed forces clung to their cluster bombs like a baby to its rattle, and some suspected that they were trying to sabotage the treaty on behalf of their American friends (who were not there, of course). But Prime Minister Gordon Brown overruled them, in the end, and Britain was among the 100 countries that agreed to a treaty banning cluster bombs in Dublin on Friday.

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