70 years later, the U.S. keeps its dangerous land mines in Korea. Biden should remove them now!

Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org) posted this on July 15, 2022:

Ursala Knudsen-Latta of the Friends Committee on National Legislation eviscerates the Biden administration’s argument that the U.S. needs a special exception from the global effort to ban anti-personnel landmines in order to use these indiscriminate weapons to guard South Korea from North Korean invasion. Landmines have killed around 1,000 people just going about their daily lives in South Korea in recent decades, and the South Korean government has moved to clear mines rather than add to them. The U.S. should abandon its defense of landmines in Korea and embrace the goal of ending their use around the world.


The Friends Committee on National Legislation (www.fcnl.org) is a Quaker-based organization that urges peace, etc.  FCNL reported this on June 25, 2022:

With New Landmine Policy, an Important but Incomplete Step Forward
On June 21, President Biden fulfilled his campaign promise to reverse the Trump administration’s anti-personnel landmine policy by announcing a new near-global ban on anti-personnel landmine use by the U.S. military. The new policy, however, contains an exception for the Korean peninsula. Urge your members to support U.S. accession to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org