A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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A nickname for a bag of white phosphorus—a toxic substance used in munitions.
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Willy-peter Term Timeline in A Rumor of War

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Chapter Nine
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...which a marine named Ingram got shot and crippled as a result. They fired a willy-peter round at the sniper. A couple of gunships saw this and probably mistook it for... (full context)