Argument: Human cost of landmines outweighs any military benefits

Issue Report: Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Treaty)


Zach Hudson, coordinator of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines: “The human cost of landmines far outweighs their military utility. An overwhelming majority of states have formally recognized this.”[1]

Refugees International President Kenneth Bacon in a letter this week to Bush: “often cause more damage to civilians after the battle than to opposing forces during the conflict.”[2]