Saying that it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make “or otherwise acquire” anti-personnel landmines. The new policy was announced at a conference on the Ottawa Convention, a 1999 treaty that outlaws the mines.
Read original article – Published June 27, 201410:12 AM ET
U.S. Says It Won’t Make More Anti-Personnel Landmines
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