Landmines: A Weapon of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion

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Landmines: A Weapon of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion

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Abstract for the book: Cahill, editor of A Framework for Survival (BasicBks, 1993), brings together an impressive group of internationally recognized experts in healthcare, human rights, and military affairs to pose "solutions to the global land mines crisis." The volume forms a complete and insightful policy primer on how to remove the 100 million landmines now deployed in over 60 countries, which claim 15,000 victims worldwide each year. Contributors call for international agencies and the U.S. government to act on the matter and provide an analytical framework for weighing immediate and long-term concerns and assessing the technical political, and moral aspects of the situation. While Paul Davies's War of the Mines; Cambodia, Landmines and the Impoverishment of a Nation (LJ 8/94) provides a moving humanitarian case with his in-depth study of landmines in Cambodia. Cahill's volume translates that concern into effective international and national policy dedicated to removing landmines both from past wars and from future wars. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.

Publication Date

November 1994

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Council on Foreign Relations & Basic Books

Keywords

healthcare, human rights, military affairs, land mines

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Law

Landmines: A Weapon of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion

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