Argument: Landmines are not protecting US troops as first line of defense

Issue Report: Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Treaty)


“U.S. Use of Landmines in Korea: Myths and Reality.” Prepared by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. March, 2002: “Myth: The 37,000 U.S. troops stationed on the DMZ are the first line of defense for South Korea. Reality: Official U.S Army briefers in Korea have stated that the U.S. has no responsibility for the frontline defense of South Korea; Instead, U.S. forces will form a mobile reserve behind the front lines when an attack is imminent.