The Proliferation of Anti-Personnel Landmines & Why the United States Should Not Join the Ottawa Treaty
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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Joining the Ottawa Treaty will not solve the Humanitarian problems caused by Anti-Personnel Landmine APL use. The Treaty is not enforceable and the restrictions that are implemented affect responsible users. Non-Governmental Organizations have lead a strong campaign for banning APLS, however their facts have not been accurate and the majority of their efforts have been aimed at the emotional responses toward victims of landmines. The problems associated with the irresponsible use of landmines needs attention, but does not require the United States to join the unenforceable standards of the Ottaw Treaty.
- Land Mine Warfare