Argument: A cluster bomb ban will undermine military alliances

Issue Report: Cluster bomb ban


Oliver Kamm. “Cluster bombs: don’t ban them”. Times Online. May 29, 2008. – “The most enduring costs of an extensive treaty, however, will be to the solidarity of Nato. The United States insists on the option of using cluster munitions. The US is not merely one state among many. In the absence of world government, it is the provider and guarantor of collective security. Under the terms of the treaty, military personnel might face criminal prosecution if they operated alongside US forces.”