Improved Conventional Munitions Policy

The United States is unilaterally divesting itself of its cluster munitions by 2018.

It is doing so based on a 2008 policy decision to comply with the Oslo Treaty, which restricts the use of cluster munitions, even though the United States is not a signatory to this treaty.

Much has changed since 2008. Russia is using cluster munitions, also called improved conventional munitions (ICM), in Ukraine and Syria. Furthermore, both Russia and China are proliferating these weapons to other countries.

Further removal of ICMs from the U.S. arsenal should be halted, pending a suitable replacement. 

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