Bush Urged to Redirect Landmine Policy Review
Concerned that the Pentagon plans to oppose U.S. accession to a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines (APLs), 124 members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to President George W. Bush on December 19 urging him to redirect an ongoing U.S. landmine policy review toward the goal of eliminating APLs from the U.S. arsenal.
Led by Congressman James McGovern (D-MA), the representatives wrote that they wanted to express "serious concern" about the direction of the Bush administration's review. They claimed to have received reports that the Pentagon supports abandoning a May 1998 pledge by President Bill Clinton that the United States would accede to the Ottawa Convention-which …
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Publication information: Article title: Bush Urged to Redirect Landmine Policy Review. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2002. Page number: 42. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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