The use of most land mines is banned by the U.S. military, except in South Korea.

Washington — President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Tuesday that it would limit its use Anti-personnel landmines By the US military, national policy is more closely aligned with international treaties banning deadly explosives.

The announcement is reversed A more forgiving stance By then President Donald Trump, and it concludes a review that lasted more than a year. Bonnie Jenkins, Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, said the new policy would fulfill “President Biden’s promise as a candidate” when he described Trump’s decision as “reckless.”

Anti-personnel mines are buried underground or scattered on the surface of the earth and can pose a fatal threat to civilians long after the battle is over.

Under the new policy, the United States will externally limit the use of these explosives Efforts to protect South Korea From a potential North Korean invasion. The United States does not currently deploy mines, but Washington has promised to help defend Seoul, including antipersonnel mines.

The United States has a stockpile of 3 million antipersonnel mines. Under the new policy, everything that is not needed to protect South Korea will be destroyed. The Pentagon did not immediately answer the question of whether it would be scrapped.

The exception to the Korean Peninsula, which was also implemented during President Barack Obama’s administration, is the failure of the United States to fully comply with the Ottawa Treaty, a 1997 treaty aimed at eliminating antipersonnel landmines.

The announcement will be made when Russia is deploying such mines Ukrainian invasion..

“The world has once again witnessed the devastating effects that antipersonnel mines may have in the context of Russia’s brutal and provocative war in Ukraine, where these and other munitions by Russian troops are in demand. The use of goods has caused enormous damage to civilians and civilians, “said Adrian Watson, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, in a statement.

https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2022/06/21/most-land-mine-use-by-us-military-banned-except-for-korea/ The use of most land mines is banned by the U.S. military, except in South Korea.

Back to top button