Can prodding reliably detect mines? Though it may seem obvious to many in humanitarian mine action (HMA) that prodding alone cannot safely and reliably detect mines, recent accidents show that some expatriate newcomers to HMA do not know the risks involved in prodding or that prodding to a depth of 30 cm (12 in) is impossible.
"Understanding the Use of Prodders in Mine Detection,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 18
, Article 14.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol18/iss1/14