“Mr. New York Times, June 18, 2011: Karzai also complained of the environmental damage from coalition weapons.

“Mr. Karzai also complained of the environmental damage from coalition weapons.
“Every time when their planes fly it makes smoke,” he said. “When they drop bombs, they have chemical materials in them. Our people get killed, but also our environment is damaged.”
Some weapons used by the foreign forces have nuclear components, he said, adding that the issue was under investigation. He was apparently referring to certain types of ammunition and armor that use uranium or other radioactive materials, although he gave no specifics.”