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Not such conventional weapons

on Le Monde diplomatique June, 1999 by by CHRISTINE ABDELKRIM -DELANNE

On 30 March 1999 Nato announced the arrival in Yugoslavia of the US A-10
assault aircraft, the famous "tank-busters". There is something playful
about the name tank-busters, reminiscent of a video game. What people
forget to mention is that the fearsome efficiency of these new weapons
derives from the nature of their ammunition, which is made from depleted
uranium (DU). On 21 April 1999 Nato spokesman Giuseppe Marani confirmed
to the Japanese daily paper Mainishi that they were being used in
Yugoslavia.


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