U.S. Undoes Cluster Munitions Ban
The civilian toll grows in Syria, Yemen.
Military forces in Syria and Yemen continue to use inter-nationally banned cluster munitions, according to investigators.
Saudi use in Yemen renews criticism of such munitions.
If the U.S. is sincere in its desire to hold Saudi Arabia accountable, it can and should existing U.S. law and its signatory status on the Arms Trade Treaty to encourage better behavior.
How should the United States exercise responsibility in arms deals with Saudi Arabia and other states that fail to adequately guard against civilian casualties in conflict?
Reports from Ukraine, Yemen, and other countries with civil conflicts prompted parties to the 2010 global ban on deadly explosives to condemn their use.