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Land mines are back. Why the U.S. wants them in its arsenal again.

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2020
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From Princess Diana to the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize and an international treaty, attention to land mines helped drastically reduce their use. The Trump administration put land mines back in its quiver, touting usefulness and safety.

After being banned from planting land mines since 2014, the United States military can now use them once again, and Victorino Mercado admits it’s “a very emotional subject” – including within the halls of the Pentagon.

That said, “we’re not talking about what you see on TV,” added Mr. Mercado, the acting assistant...

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