By: Dan Mahanty, Julie Snyder, and Anna Khalfaoui
On November 30, the United States reversed a 2008 policy that had ended the use of unreliable cluster munitions, despite the fact that these weapons have killed and maimed thousands of civilian men, women, and children globally. This decision sets a dangerous precedent. Instead of walking away from previous commitments, the United States should get back in step with the 102 other countries — including its closest allies — that have banned these weapons.
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Julie is Research and Advocacy Associate with CIVIC’s US Program. Julie was a program manager and research associate in the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with a primary focus on the human rights and security nexus, protections and rights for LGBTI persons, and countering all forms of extremism. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and an adjunct fellow with CSIS.