President Biden moved to limit the U.S. military’s use of land mines Tuesday, in a realignment with the 1997 Ottawa Treaty.
Anti-personnel land mines which detonate to kill on contact have a disproportionate impact on children and civilians, the White House said in announcing the new policy that overturns former President Trump’s move to loosen restrictions on land mines.
Under the new policy, the U.S. will restrict the use of such explosives except in the Korean Peninsula, where U.S. officials said a commitment to defending South Korea against its northern counterpart prevents them from banning the use of land mines there.
The 1997 Ottawa Treaty banned the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of anti-personnel landmines.
President Biden moved to limit the U.S….
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