Cluster bombs Israel used were more than 30 years old

Originally published 9/20/06:

Cluster bombs used in Lebanon by Israel have been found to be more than 30 years old with expiration dates from 1974.  One would expect the rate of duds to increase in this setting.  This article also points out that the self destruct mechanism on newer cluster bombs was not in place 30 years ago, increasing the possibility of creating a mine field with their use. 

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article1621755.ece

See if cluster bomb sales from the US to Israel become banned or not.  My guess is they will not.

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