AMERICA currently using NUCLEAR weapons?
is this right? is it within rules of warfare?
what does this do to the soldiers?
- Jeffrey SLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
That depends on how you define "nuclear weapon." America is not using nuclear weapons in the sense of atomic bombs, but they have expended thousands of tons of so-called depleted uranium (DU) weapons in Iraq. These are tank shells, artillery shells, machine-gun bullets, and the like that are tipped with uranium, which is very dense, to make them better able to penetrate armor.
Calling the uranium thus used "depleted," as if it is no longer radioactive, is highly misleading. It is still dangerously radioactive, just less so than in its "undepleted form." It is particularly in its use in weapons that DU is dangerous, because on impact it tends to vaporize, creating a mist of fine particles that can be inhaled or that can make their way easily into the skin.
In the first Gulf War, the US expended about one-tenth the DU munitions that it has in the current Iraq war, and yet that earlier contamination has been blamed for the unusually high incidence and severity of birth defects and cancers, both in Iraq and among returning service people, that was seen after the earlier war. One can only anticipate with dread the results of the current carpeting of parts of Iraq with these weapons.
- 1 decade ago
Nuclear weapons is always going to be a last option probably in desperation. America is using sanctions and stealth warfare-like purposely spreading disease, destroying crops, maybe inducing floods. The best warfare is when you attack the enemy and they dont even know it. (the art of war)
- evil_paulLv 41 decade ago
America isn't currently using nukes. Don't you think if we were somebody would have reported it in the news already. Just think about it, a little common sense goes a long way.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
it gives them a sun burn and a head ache.