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Publication Date

Fall 10-2002

Keywords

Mine clearance, mine awareness, US foreign policy, centers and organizations, ERW clearance, U.S. Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Program

Abstract

The United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD) Humanitarian Demining Programme has four explicit goals:

1. TO ASSIST HOST NATIONS IN ESTABLISHING LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE, INDIGENOUS HUMANITARIAN DEMINING PROGRAMMES;

2. TO EXPLOIT THE SYNERGISM BETWEEN THE DOD HUMANITARIAN DEMINING PROGRAMME AND OTHER SIMILAR INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL AND U.S. EFFORTS;

3. TO ESTABLISH A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PROVIDING THE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, TECHNICAL DATA, AND OTHER SUPPORT TO CONDUCT MINE AWARENESS AND MINE CLEARANCE TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, EQUIPMENT FOR NEWLY TRAINED PERSONNEL TO THE FIELD; AND

4. TO SUPPORT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND SECURITY INTERESTS.

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