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"Deadly Metal Rain: The Legality of Flechette Weapons in International Law," by Eitan Barak

Published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2011)

Reviewed by His Serenity, The Book Review Editor

Flechettes are an antipersonnel weapon consisting of many small, solid metal projectiles with fins -- hence the name "flechettes." The fins give the metal projectiles greater stability in flight and more penetrative impact than would be true of other shrapnel fragments or round metal balls, once packed into an explosive canister and launched from an aerial platform or ground weapon such as artillery.