As the theme of this edition of the Journal of Mine Action is about the use of the military in mine action, I would like to remind readers of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) publication titled "The Role of the Military in Mine Action." This study was originally requested by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and completed in mid-2003. The study found that over the past 15 years, military forces—both local and visiting—have made a significant contribution to mine action. A more detailed article outlining the findings of the study can be found in this edition. (http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/8.1/focus/mansfield/mansfield.htm)
"Geneva Diary: Report from the GICHD,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 8
, Article 25.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol8/iss1/25