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  • German military floats plan to equip its tanks with depleted uranium to a sceptical nation

    German military floats plan to equip its tanks with depleted uranium to a sceptical nation

    In an effort to be seen to be responding to Russian military activities in Ukraine and Crimea, the Bundeswehr is floating plans to arm Leopard tanks taken out of storage with DU ammunition, even as its allies look for alternatives in response to the global stigmatisation of the weapons.
    27 April 2015 - Doug Weir
  • Canada must do more on depleted uranium weapons

    Canada must do more on depleted uranium weapons

    ICBUW has produced a new briefing on Canada and DU weapons, it finds that in spite of claims to the contrary, Canada has shown little international leadership on the issue. Available to download in English and French.
    14 April 2015 - ICBUW
  • ICBUW needs your help if our work is to continue.
    Urgent Appeal

    ICBUW needs your help if our work is to continue.

    Last week, the Norwegian government announced that it will no longer fund ICBUW’s research and advocacy on DU weapons. We are now facing a funding crisis that could result in us having to close the secretariat and make the staff redundant.
    7 April 2015 - ICBUW
  • The A-10 warthog: raising depleted uranium’s threshold of acceptability
    Analysis

    The A-10 warthog: raising depleted uranium’s threshold of acceptability

    The apparent U-turn by the Pentagon over DU use by aircraft in Operation Inherent Resolve has been cautiously welcomed by campaigners, but is it a sign of a wider policy shift? Is the threshold of acceptability for the use of DU in operations rising in response to international pressure over the controversial munitions and what part has the A-10 played in this?
    5 March 2015 - Doug Weir
  • Pentagon announces U-turn on use of depleted uranium in Iraq and Syria

    Pentagon announces U-turn on use of depleted uranium in Iraq and Syria

    The Pentagon has announced that depleted uranium (DU) munitions have not, and will not, be used by US aircraft in the conflict against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The policy U-turn contrasts with statements made over previous months, where Pentagon officials claimed that DU would be used if needed; the decision reflects a growing stigmatisation of the controversial weapons.
    3 March 2015 - PAX
  • "Fear of a slow death" civilians raise concerns over depleted uranium use in Syria

    "Fear of a slow death" civilians raise concerns over depleted uranium use in Syria

    The news that US A-10 gunships are now also active in Syria in operations against Islamic State has coincided with the emergence of reports that Syrian civilians fear the long-term health impact of the Coalition’s airstrikes.
    27 February 2015 - Wim Zwijnenburg
  • Canada: is it really at the forefront of efforts against depleted uranium weapons?

    Canada: is it really at the forefront of efforts against depleted uranium weapons?

    Canada’s new Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson has claimed that Canada has been leading global efforts on the non-proliferation of DU weapons, among other things, but does this claim bear scrutiny?
    9 February 2015 - ICBUW
  • Prof. Siegwart-Horst Günther - 1925 - †2015
    Obituary

    Prof. Siegwart-Horst Günther - 1925 - †2015

    Prof. Manfred Mohr of ICBUW Germany on the life and work of Prof. Siegwart-Horst Günther, the father of the anti-uranium-weapons movement in Germany, who died earlier this month.
    2 February 2015 - ICBUW Germany
  • The MoD's nonsensical faith in depleted uranium

    The MoD's nonsensical faith in depleted uranium

    A retired British General has urged the UK to persuade the US not to use depleted uranium in operations against ISIS in Iraq, Sir Hugh Beach argues that the use of the weapons will be a propaganda victory to their opponents.
    9 January 2015 - Gen Sir Hugh Beach (Rtd)
  • UN General Assembly backs help for depleted uranium clean-up

    UN General Assembly backs help for depleted uranium clean-up

    150 states have supported a UN General Assembly resolution recognising the need for international assistance for countries affected by depleted uranium contamination.
    2 December 2014 - ICBUW
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