Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Contemporary Military Interventions

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This research note examines the use of depleted uranium weapons in contemporary military interventions and the hazardous effects of their use. It also demonstrates attempts made by the United States and the United Kingdom to block any international efforts to ban the use of these weapons. Although there is no laboratory evidence, experiential evidence from Iraq indicates that depleted uranium weapons are dangerous to human health and the environment. This research note argues that the United Nations should play a leading role in seeking a ban on the use of these weapons in military interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-125
JournalAsian Journal of Peacebuilding
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • depleted uranium weapons
  • military interventions
  • health and environmental implications
  • Iraq


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