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Referring to any device or maneuver intended to disable, wound, maim, or kill persons, in particular military personnel
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Since the beginning of the 1990s, demining has been carried out with the assistance of several countries through the Comprehensive Action against Antipersonnel Mines program of the Organization of American States (OAS).
antipersonnel land mine policy in February 2004, when it abandoned any plan to join the Mine Ban Treaty, also known as the Ottawa Convention.
The APOBS is a two-soldier, portable, linear demolition charge that is used against antipersonnel mines and wire obstacles.
The first antipersonnel round for the Abrams Main Battle Tank was designed by the Armaments Engineering and Technology Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.
position toward the ban on antipersonnel landmines (APLs) in this way.
Unexploded cluster bombs, which resemble soft drink cans, remain on the ground as antipersonnel mines, maiming children who inadvertently play in areas littered with the weapons long after armed conflicts have ended.
In January, the Education Ministry, which also handles technology issues, formed a study group to look into technology for detecting and removing antipersonnel landmines as part of Japan's support for Afghanistan's recovery process.
The official emphasized that removal of antipersonnel land mines is an urgent task in ensuring safety for Afghan refugees returning to their homes, enabling farmers to begin agricultural activities and building new schools, hospitals and other facilities.
Afghanistan never accepted the prohibition on antipersonnel mines.
military tactics call for sprinkling antipersonnel mines among antivehicle mines to deter enemy troops from clearing the antivehicle weapons.
Antipersonnel mines, unable to tell the difference between a combatant and a child, have created havoc in such disparate places as Cambodia, Angola, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Bosnia, and Mozambique.
As the organization that founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, coordinated it for its first seven years of existence, launched the US Campaign to Ban Landmines, and was a leader in the worldwide effort to gain compliance with the Ottawa Convention banning antipersonnel landmines, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation is proud of the role it has played in both the NGO community and as a bridge to the US military in attempting to find a resolution to this humanitarian crisis.