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U.S. aims to scrap anti-personnel land mines

Posted: June 28, 2014 at 3:33 a.m.

President Barack Obama’s administration announced Friday that the U.S. will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel mines and plans to join an international treaty banning their use. The U.S. is the largest single donor to the cause of land-mine decontamination.

President Barack Obama's administration Friday announced measures to reduce and eventually eliminate its stockpile of anti-personnel land mines, with the aim of joining the global treaty that prohibits them.

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