Minefields of the Future

  • By Our Bureau
  • 07:33 AM, February 4, 2020
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The US government last week brought back the dreaded anti-personnel mines- the dreaded relics of past wars that have killed and maimed tens of thousands, decades after wars have ended.

Welcome to the new era of self-destruct mines

The United States has allowed it military to deploy self-destruct landmines in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria reversing an Obama-era policy prohibiting the US from using land mines outside of the Korean Peninsula.

The US DoD explained the rationale behind the move, “Landmines, including anti-personnel landmines (APL), remain a vital tool in conventional warfare.