Accession Number:

ADA394522

Title:

Global Mine Clearance: An Achievable Goal?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Approximately 60 people are killed or seriously injured daily by anti-personnel land mines APLs. The number of victims may seem insignificant given the world population, but each person killed or maimed presents a real physical and psychological barrier to the economic and social development of more than 60 affected countries. Although 122 nations recently signed a treaty in Ottawa, Canada, banning APL use, the logical next step is to clear existing mines. The policy goal established by the Clinton administration to clear anti-personnel land mines from the world by 2010 may be achievable but it requires a change in U.S. strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE