Latest news..M85: An analysis of reliability
28 January 2008 Some governments, including the UK, continue to maintain that M85 submunitions should be excluded from a ban on cluster munitions because they will not cause significant post conflict harm. This report shows these arguments to be false.
Human Rights Watch’s “Dirty Dozen” information sheet provides details of cluster munitions that have been most widely used and have caused the most civilian harm worldwide. The sheet also provides information on the history of use and global policy and practice on cluster munitions. Click here to download full document.
The 4 manufacturers identified in CAAT’s campaign materials are:Raytheon & Cluster bomb JSOW
Raytheon faulty fuses in cluster bombs
News: Officials: Hundreds of Iraqis Killed By Faulty Grenades Battlefield commanders have reported failure rates as high as 40 percent. Washington - Hundreds and possibly thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed or maimed by outdated, defective U.S. cluster weapons that lack a safety feature other countries have added, according to observers, news reports and officials………