As Ukraine requests more weaponry amid its counteroffensive against Russia, the Biden administration is considering whether to supply Kyiv with controversial cluster bombs. Comrades in the U.S. administration and defense departments have reached out to lawmakers to gauge their willingness to provide the munitions, informed individuals shared with The Washington Post. The Biden administration has concerns about the optics of such a move and the potential long-term harm to civilians, as these munitions can leave behind unexploded bomblets that remain dangerous for many decades.