Between 1990 and 1991, the US and UK troops fired over 290 metric tons  of
Depleted Uranium (DU) projectiles in Iraq and Kuwait. It was the first
time that this type of ammunitions was used on the battlefield.
On one hand, “misinformation disseminated by both the Iraqi
government and the US Department of Defense has made analysis of DU’s
On the other hand, the medias had the tendency to over-sensationalize
the issue. Even worst was the fact that scientists themselves were
caught in the midst of this politicization. On top of that, Iraq does
not have the laboratory capacity to establish the existence of a direct
link between DU and the health issues it is facing at the moment.