Willy Pete

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Wil·ly Pete

also Wil·lie Pete  (wĭl′ē pēt′)
n. Slang
White phosphorus, especially when used in a bomb or other weapon.

[Alteration of w(hite) p(hosphorus).]
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In that article he offered a graphic eyewitness account of Marines firing Willie Pete at insurgents hiding in a palm grove and adjacent buildings as part of a "shake and bake" operation.
And, as the rest of the world continues to shake its head over the use of Willie Pete in Fallujah, "it's fair to ask again," Mortenson wrote, "whether the assault really broke the back of the insurgency or gave it wings to fly.