Argument: Landmines in N. Korea are a threat to civilians

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: Landmines in Korea are not a hazard to civilians. Reality: Seventy-five civilians have died from mine accidents in Korea since 1990 and the number of injuries is much higher; It is estimated that there have been over 1,000 civilian mine victims since the end of the Korean War. Landmines stockpiled for use in Korea are non-self destructing or “dumb” antipersonnel landmines that can remain active for decades.”