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    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
    • Cluster Bombs: Things to Know About the Weapon, Which Pentagon Refuses to Give Up
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    Cluster munitions are described as deadly to civilians because of the vast areas of destruction.

    Photo: Part of the US MGR-1 rocket, filled with containers with sarin.

    Learn more about this deadly weapon of mass destruction and why the world's major military powers still cannot find an effective substitute for it in Sputnik's gallery.

    This week, the Pentagon has decided to stop the program aiming at abandoning the use of cluster munitions. A cluster bomb is an air-dropped or ground-launched explosive weapon that releases or ejects smaller submunitions. One of their main disadvantages is that not all of the submunitions detonate after reaching the ground.

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