The now declassified "Groves memorandum" document from 1943, outlines the possibility at the time for DU to be used as "a gas warfare insturment" by the Germans. This document outlines the possible uses of DU. 1) Make evacuated areas uninhabitable. 2) To contaminate small critical areas such as railroad yards and airports. 3) As a radioactive poison gas to create casualties among troops. 4) Against large cities, to promote panic, and create casualties among civilian populations Now the United States, under the guise of ridding the world of evil and WMD posessing tyrants is deploying this deadly, toxic material all over the world. The Army handbooks and training videos actually warn the soldiers about DU and its deadly effects. The Pentagon has known about the effects of DU for quite some time now, but continues to use and sell it to other nations. During the first Gulf war aprox. 340 tons of DU was used During the Iraq war, over 400 tons has been used thus far. DU has a lifetime of over 4.5 Billion years. DU ammunitions become aerosolized on impact, when it is in this form our troops, as well as the innocent civilian populations breathe it, and it contaminates water and food supplies. The middle east has been turned into a hell hole, and it will only get worse as time goes on, as mothers give birth to deformed children, and our troops come home and slowly die as a result of this illegal poison. Why is the government allowing this to continue? Are we really supporting our troops? Who is terrorizing who?