Clinton Defers Decision on Anti-Personnel Land Mine Alternatives

By Dan Dupont / January 19, 2001 at 5:00 AM
President Clinton today announced he will defer to his successor any decisions on the Defense Department's search for alternatives to its anti-personnel land mines. Clinton's move, according to a DOD statement, "will provide latitude to the incoming leadership of the Defense Department to review the APL efforts for itself, and to make decisions based on an assessment of the policy and military factors involved. "The decision in no way adversely affects U.S. national security since all of our current military...

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