Global Mine Clearance: An Achievable Goal?
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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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.
- Land Mine Warfare
- Government and Political Science