Invisible War, produced by the French company Canal Plus investigates the use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions by UN and NATO forces — in particular the US — in Iraq and Kuwait in 1991, Bosnia in 1995, and Serbia and Kosova in 1999. DU is a cheap and plentiful by-product of nuclear power and weapons programs (not just weapons programs as this documentary states). It is used because it pierces armour like no other metal can. About 270 tonnes were used in the Gulf War, and a total of about 20 tonnes in the Balkan wars in 1995 and 1999. That much is on the record, the rest of the story remains hidden by NATO/UN/US secrecy and obfuscation.

Invisible War - Depleted Uranium and the politics of radiation

War Health

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