A Brief History of US Policy on Landmines

Over the last few months the US has narrowed the gulf between its own policy on antipersonnel landmines and the strong prohibition favored by most of the world’s countries. At the end of June, the U.S. announced that it will ban the production and acquisition of antipersonnel landmines, draw down its stockpiles and take steps to eventually joining the global ban treaty. Then, in late September, the Obama Administration promised not to use such weapons anywhere but the Korean Peninsula.

To read my history of US landmines policy on MAGAmerica’s blog, click here.

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~ by Matthew Bolton on 28 September 2014.

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