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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Army Admits Using White Phosphorus

Army Admits Using White Phosphorus

Well, they didn't exactly admit it so much as they inadvertently exposed themselves:

"WP [i.e., white phosphorus rounds] proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired 'shake and bake' missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out."


I think that's all the confirmation of this Italian news report we need. I can't wait to see the spin on this one...

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