Middle East and North Africa

The Use of White Phosphorus Munitions by U.S. Military Forces in Iraq

Stimulated by allegations made in an Italian television documentary,[1] a worldwide controversy has developed concerning the use of white phosphorus (WP) munitions by U.S. military forces during the assault on Fallujah, Iraq in November 2004. An important part of the controversy involves accusations that the use of WP munitions in Fallujah violated international law. This Insight examines the international legal aspects of the use of WP munitions by U.S. military forces in Iraq.
 
Background to the Controversy
 
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Volume: 
9
Issue: 
37
Author: 
David P. Fidler
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