Clearing the Fields: Solutions to the Global Land Mines Crisis

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January 1995


There is a great deal of humanitarian passion in Cahill's introduction and conclusion, but the most useful essays in his volume are soberly analytical. Patrick Blagden and Thomas Evans handle technological issues with considerable authority; Richard Johnson provides a responsible professional military perspective; and Hays Parks is informative on the law of war. Most of the other essays range from the superficial to the fervent but often impractical, while Bryan Hehir's typically tightly reasoned but abstract essay on the morality of mine warfare is in a category of its own.

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Foreign Affairs