What's that white powder?

White Phosphorous. WP 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 and HE to take them out.

Field Artillery magazine, on American tactics used in taking Fallujah, published in March, whilst accusations came out at the beggining of this month from an Italian T.V. station that the chemical weapon had been used, the State department was still denying it had been used as a weapon.

'Burned bodies, burned women, burned children; white phosphorous kills indescriminately....when it makes contact with skin, then its absolutely irreversible damage, burning flesh to the bone'
-ex U.S. servicemen, Jeff Engelhart's eyewitness account of the effects of White phosphorous deployed in Falluja

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