Editorial, The Independent | November 10, 2011
In 2008, Britain led 22 other NATO allies in signing a ban on the use of cluster bombs. ++ Now the US, a notable holdout of the treaty, is trying to water down the ban to the point of near worthlessness. ++ Cluster bombs are an indefensible weapon, endangering civilian and combatants indiscriminately and designed to cause the maximum amount of carnage. ++ Britain and others are considering accommodating the US so the ban is not completely overturned, but the only right answer can be a firm no.