Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
What are the long-term effects of modern warfare on public health? In 2001 U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers dropped CBU-87 cluster bomb units on Afghanistan. Intended for terrorist targets, these weapons failed to discriminate. In addition to reaching intended targets, they also rained down upon the civilian population. The full extent of public health implications remains undefined. Although the international community came together to ban the use of cluster munitions in 2008, the United States Department of Defense maintains that cluster munitions pose an insignificant risk to civilians and remain a legitimate and vitally important weapon of war.
Fagan, Elisabeth L., "Cluster munitions warfare in Afghanistan : the public health implications of Operation Enduring Freedom" (2009). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 134.