US Army again allowed to use anti-personnel mines

US Army again allowed to use anti-personnel mines

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, lifted the ban on the use by the US armed forces of anti-personnel mines imposed under former President Barack Obama. This is stated in a statement by White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.


Based on a strong commitment to guarantee the ability of our armed forces to withstand any threats, US President Donald Trump repeals the ban imposed by the Barack Obama administration on the use of anti-personnel mines outside the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. Department of Defense has determined that such restrictions put the armed forces at a disadvantage during the conflict.

- said Grisham.

In turn, the Pentagon said that after the lifting of the ban in the future they intend to use only anti-personnel mines equipped with a mechanism for self-destruction or self-disposal.

The ministry will use, develop, produce or purchase mines that are inconsistent, which means that they must be equipped with self-destruction mechanisms and self-disposal options

- The report says the US military.

As the Pentagon press service explained, the US military pledges to use anti-personnel mines that can self-destruct 30 or less days after installation, regardless of how they were installed. In addition, they should have an additional function of self-neutralization.

The decision to use mines in a given situation remains with the commanders of the troops. The Pentagon reserves the right to purchase and have a "limited number" of permanent mines for "training personnel involved in mine clearance"

- said in a statement.

Earlier, the Barack Obama administration imposed a ban on the use by the US military of anti-personnel mines everywhere except the Korean Peninsula.
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  1. Ros 56 1 February 2020 12: 08 New
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    And even in Afghanistan did not apply? And in the Middle East, and who would you ask me to check? No faith striped from the word at all.
    1. Kleber 1 February 2020 12: 12 New
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      Yes, both used and used. And all these decrees on cancellation, on restriction, on self-destructing mines are nothing more than a game to the public.
      1. maxim947 1 February 2020 12: 25 New
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        We are waiting for phosphorus to be officially authorized soon.
        After using the tips with lunch uranium, anti-personnel mines look like a bow and arrow.
        1. Jack O'Neill 1 February 2020 13: 13 New
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          Phosphorus is not forbidden. Effective weapons ...
          1. Shurik70 1 February 2020 20: 22 New
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            Any weapon can be used both to the detriment and to the advantage.
            When mines surround a military base - well, what harm can the civilian population have? Do not poke around the fence, and do not explode. Well, if the sheep wandered - no luck.
            But when they put on the roads and paths, yes there. Anyone will be blown up.

            I'm here "self-destructive" mines interested. In any mine two elements are obligatory - explosives and detonators. In addition, there is still much to cram, but these two elements will always be. And purely technically, how can self-destruction be organized? For example, in World War II, the USSR made anti-tank mines in wooden gramophone boxes. A few years later, the tree decayed, and then the explosives decayed. The United States is unlikely to use such advanced technology. 2 days is more like a battery drain. That is, the detonator is electronic, battery powered. Changed the battery, and again you can use it. I think that’s how it is implemented.
            Who knows for sure?
        2. Free wind 1 February 2020 13: 13 New
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          Well, we use sub-caliber with depleted uranium, and armor with depleted uranium. and what’s wrong with that?
          1. maxim947 1 February 2020 13: 58 New
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            That is yes. It is forbidden to use only against civilians, but given the modern nature of local wars, this cannot be avoided.
            Therefore, both in Yugoslavia and in Syria, they burned civilians under the cover of this amendment.
          2. venik 1 February 2020 21: 58 New
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            Quote: Free Wind
            Well, we use sub-caliber with depleted uranium, and armor with depleted uranium. and what’s wrong with that?

            =======
            Well, about BOPS "Lead" - there are no questions! But WHERE do we use “depleted” uranium armor ??? Something I have not heard!
            Can you tell me?
      2. Mouse 1 February 2020 13: 13 New
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        Quote: Kleber
        Yes, both used and used

        the legislative base was summed up retroactively ... something like that ...
      3. Nehist 1 February 2020 13: 53 New
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        I’ll say more ... If I have MRP available, I’ll put them around the post block and bury them
        1. Nyrobsky 1 February 2020 14: 06 New
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          Quote: Nehist
          I’ll say more ... If I have MRP available, I’ll put them around the post block and bury them
          Yes, the same extensions according to the classification are no longer mines.
        2. PSih2097 1 February 2020 16: 19 New
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          better MONOK / M18 Claymore has not yet been invented ...
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          Yes, the same extensions according to the classification are no longer mines.

          Yes, not land mines, only problems from them are more, it is better to use OZM.
          1. Nehist 1 February 2020 16: 23 New
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            PFN-1 is much more dangerous to sow them stupidly area is fashionable
            1. PSih2097 1 February 2020 16: 30 New
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              Quote: Nehist
              PFN-1 is much more dangerous to sow them stupidly area is fashionable

              Well, that’s the point at the checkpoint, and not about sowing a district with an area of ​​a couple of hectares.
              1. Nehist 1 February 2020 16: 33 New
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                there was anyway an opportunity ... Sowed !!!! I feel calm and the boys are alive ... Alas, there was no possibility
                1. PSih2097 1 February 2020 16: 41 New
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                  Quote: Nehist
                  there was anyway an opportunity ... Sowed !!!! I feel calm and the boys are alive ... Alas, there was no possibility

                  Well, if you look from such a point of view, then I am behind both hands, but in my personal opinion, anyway POM (which is "Edema") will be more effective ...
                  1. Nehist 1 February 2020 16: 48 New
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                    PFN has a huge advantage !!! Plastic case, minimum size (2 pieces fit on my palm) The thing is very effective
                    1. seregatara1969 1 February 2020 17: 16 New
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                      And then who will get these petals? To clean who and how? And plastic will wait a long time for its victim
                      1. Mik13 1 February 2020 20: 45 New
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                        Quote: seregatara1969
                        And then who will get these petals? To clean who and how? And plastic will wait a long time for its victim

                        Will not be. Modern petals come with self-liquidator a long time ago.
                        But those of the first series, which were produced without a self-liquidator, can no longer be used - their shelf life has expired, even if in warehouses and were inundated.
        3. vadim dok 1 February 2020 20: 05 New
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          And Russia in general NEVER PROHIBITED anti-personnel mines!
    2. Serwid 1 February 2020 13: 11 New
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      Well, gentlemen are customary to take the word.
    3. NEXUS 1 February 2020 13: 11 New
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      Quote: Ros 56
      And even in Afghanistan did not apply? And in the Middle East, and who would you ask me to check? No faith striped from the word at all.

      An article could be written in just one line ..
      The Americans are back to the old way of killing civilians: landmines.
      1. Nehist 1 February 2020 13: 55 New
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        Dear Nexus! Amerikintsy under Abama signed an anti-terrorist financing agreement, but Russia never signed it
        1. NEXUS 1 February 2020 13: 57 New
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          Quote: Nehist
          Dear Nexus! Amerikintsy under Abama signed an anti-terrorist financing agreement, but Russia never signed it

          But the Russian Federation does not fight all over the world, putting anti-personnel mines, as if planting potatoes ... yeah ...
          1. Nehist 1 February 2020 16: 13 New
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            Gg do not believe it !!! We set, we put and we will put !!! PPM is one of the most effective means of protection
          2. vadim dok 1 February 2020 20: 06 New
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            Of course! There is no Syria, no Libya .....
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    5. Cowbra 1 February 2020 13: 33 New
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      Oh, damn it ... I ride. Previously, they circumvented this ban very simply. Mines are forbidden to use the US Army. And now SLOW. The number of PMCs in Afghanistan is 10 times the number of calories. They have no bans laughing
    6. RUSS 1 February 2020 14: 06 New
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      Quote: Ros 56
      And even in Afghanistan did not apply? And in the Middle East, and who would you ask me to check? No faith striped from the word at all.

      Ours in Syria used
      banned cluster bombs and everything is fine too.
      1. Jack O'Neill 1 February 2020 14: 11 New
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        Ours did not sign the agreement on cassettes, as did the Americans. So it is possible.
      2. Cowbra 1 February 2020 14: 13 New
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        Who are forbidden? See who signed the cassette convention:

        The publication of deliberate fakes on the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is a criminal offense. not to mention the fact that you should have been told at school that lying is not good
    7. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 16: 31 New
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      Quote: Ros 56
      And even in Afghanistan did not apply?

      And let me ask America, with whose mines the spirits have mined our dead boys, knowing that "they will not abandon their own landing"? And whose "frogs" were? And by whose mines did the boys take their hands off the trophy “sounddecks”? Wasn't that all American?

      Double standards in everything and everywhere.


      I remember their mines ... And my father could tell about American mines - in Honduras and Nicaragua, in Vietnam and Laos, in Cuba, in Egypt and Algeria - then even America cannot even get away with Tide.
      1. Nehist 1 February 2020 16: 43 New
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        well, there was, by and large, China ... Roughly speaking, analogues !!! And you don’t throw all this fake landing ... such crap in all branches of the army !!! we must also bury civilians
        1. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 16: 50 New
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          Quote: Nehist
          But now, if it is necessary to fulfill the BZ, they will abandon both their own and others, and if necessary, they will also bury civilians

          We will bury anyone, but we will not abandon our own — neither living, nor “two hundredth” —that father and landing taught me so.
          Quote: Nehist
          well, there was by and large China ...

          Well, uncle, I, conversationally speaking English, could not, of course, understand why “Richmond, US” was written on mine-cleared mines. We don’t write the names of the manufacturers on the mines — and they need fame — that's what they got .. .
          1. Nehist 1 February 2020 16: 55 New
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            Gg markings on our mines runes written? Do not carry crap !!! I don’t know what you were taught there, but for the failure of the BZ !!! Rota consumables ... Yes Tough but it is
            PS Itself was a consumable.
            1. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 17: 27 New
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              Quote: Nehist
              Is the marking written on our mines with runes?

              Where did you see the manufacturer's address on our mines or any other weapons?
              Quote: Nehist
              Do not carry crap !!!

              Do not carry crap yourself if you have read the markings at least once ...
              Quote: Nehist
              Rota consumables ...

              Well, it depends on which company ... If at 41 near Moscow, then yes. And if in the 80s in Afghanistan, it’s specially selected - I’d also look at who the "consumables" are.
        2. Glory1974 3 February 2020 09: 01 New
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          brost You all this fake landing does not throw ... such crap in all the armed forces !!

          Well, why fake?
          After the first Chechen company, the Airborne Forces were the only ones who left after taking all of their own: both the dead and the prisoners.
  2. BARKAS 1 February 2020 12: 13 New
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    Diana is not on them, so Tumberg should be set on them or something. what
    1. GBM
      GBM 1 February 2020 12: 17 New
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      Quote: BARKAS
      Diana is not on them, so Tumberg should be set on them or something. what

      Tumberg is just their project ..))))
      1. Cowbra 1 February 2020 13: 45 New
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        Judging by progressive gretinism - this is so winked
      2. Nyrobsky 1 February 2020 14: 07 New
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        Quote: GBM
        Quote: BARKAS
        Diana is not on them, so Tumberg should be set on them or something. what

        Tumberg is just their project ..))))

        Yeah. And called the "Ecological mine Tumberg"
    2. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 16: 35 New
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      Quote: BARKAS
      Diana is not on them, so Tumberg should be set on them or something. what

      Thumberg is only against planes. And land mines her "childhood was not taken away."

      Impudent deb ... du ......

      To her place in the Sverdlovsk yellow house, and not to the UN.
      1. Ros 56 1 February 2020 17: 14 New
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        Do you have enough of yours in the yellow house, is there empty space? lol Yes, in our country, officials through one can determine there, you will not be mistaken.
        1. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 17: 18 New
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          Quote: Ros 56
          What are you missing in your yellow house?

          My house is not yellow, but brick, from the "cladding". And for yellow we have a clientele at home, and without me enough - the orderlies can hardly cope. But for the "non-brothers" in a contingency, I think there are places.
          1. Ros 56 1 February 2020 17: 21 New
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            So I'm not talking about your house, but about the "Sverdlovsk Yellow House", I just shortened it.
  3. GBM
    GBM 1 February 2020 12: 16 New
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    You might think they didn’t use them .. In Vietnam they burned them with napalm and poisoned them with chemistry and even wanted to use them, but the USSR warned them of the consequences .. They were scared and left!
    1. The leader of the Redskins 1 February 2020 12: 26 New
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      The USSR is the Union! Male! Therefore, "warned"! And what ends in ... OLO is a middle gender! It may be in the pants, but even America will not be afraid of such a warning!
      1. GBM
        GBM 1 February 2020 16: 46 New
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        Li Xi Tsyn Solved the Problem of Vietnam and Korea .. Believe me!
        And now in Syria this elusive Ivanovitch is deciding .. bully
    2. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 16: 43 New
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      Quote: GBM
      Frightened and gone!

      As soon as they left. They didn’t leave, but fled. And, as expected, they called it loudly - the operation "Gusty wind" ... Into a hollow ...

      Already on aircraft carriers there were not enough places for standing.

      Are you not afraid that during an attack on Russia there will not even be time to dump helicopters into the ocean? Missiles fly fast ...
      1. Avior 1 February 2020 21: 35 New
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        nothing to do with it.
        helicopters dropped when an urgent need to land a plane with the family of a South Vietnamese pilot

        On April 29, in bad weather, a light aircraft called Cessna O-0 Bird Dog appeared over the aircraft carrier, intending to board the deck of an American ship. On the plane, which was flown by South Vietnam Air Force Major Lee Byng, were also his wife and five children. Lee Byng took off from Conshon Island in the South China Sea and headed for the open sea to search for an aircraft carrier. Having found him, the pilot came up to land three times, but he was disturbed by the evacuation helicopters that forced the deck of the aircraft carrier. [1] During the third call, he managed to throw a pistol on the deck of the aircraft carrier, in which there was a note that his family was on board the aircraft. The captain of the Midway Chambers decided to urgently drop the helicopters from the deck of the aircraft carrier that interfered with the landing of the Cessna. [1] As a result of the fourth approach, Lee Byng accurately landed the plane on the vacant deck of the Midway, thus saving himself and his family. [2] Those present were impressed that the major on the remaining fuel was able to find an aircraft carrier in the sea, as well as the successful landing of an aircraft not adapted for the deck, and immediately began raising funds for the major's family.

        hi
        1. Mihail2019 2 February 2020 00: 02 New
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          And the "Cessna" is then with the SGA identification marks.
          By the way, such an easy device, and even adapted for landing on unpaved areas, to land on an aircraft carrier is not a great task .. Especially for a major pilot.
          1. Mihail2019 2 February 2020 00: 16 New
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            I'm sorry what I deserve a ban ?! In general, in this case it is not clear.
          2. Avior 2 February 2020 08: 21 New
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            In bad weather, with a crosswind, on the last drops of fuel, on a deck clogged with equipment, which was somehow cleared for landing, a plane jammed with people, besides, he had never put it on deck before
            Not so simple. Probably, the aircraft carrier understood what is difficult to do and what is not
        2. Alex Justice 2 February 2020 15: 53 New
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          In our dock movie, he was clearly told by SBS to make way for refugees.
  4. The leader of the Redskins 1 February 2020 12: 23 New
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    If I’m not mistaken, then the American mine setting scheme is rather chaotic ... So much so that there the devil will break his leg! The idea of ​​self-destruction is, of course, good. But then it implies re-setting in the case of a long defense. And if the marriage is production? Does this mean first check for unexploded, and then put on a new one?
    1. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 16: 57 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      If I’m not mistaken, then the American mine setting scheme is rather chaotic ... So much so that there the devil will break his leg!

      Yes, we, too, at one time instructed the ida-go. Only in our headquarters the schemes lay. Not that it is easy to pass, but so that there is where to look. And they posed from the free - "we do not come back here." And they are eager for their own "forbidden" mines in Afghanistan.
  5. Operator 1 February 2020 12: 38 New
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    The United States, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Israel, Egypt and several other states have not signed an international anti-personnel mine ban treaty. Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and some others have not ratified the already signed treaty.

    So Trump acted logically.
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  6. Mountain shooter 1 February 2020 12: 41 New
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    When they need it - it’s a “forbidden, inhuman weapon”, and when it is necessary - they drove without an account ... The moral is so ... flexible. Impudent Saxon ...
    1. LiSiCyn 1 February 2020 12: 59 New
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      Populism. As applied, and apply. Photos from Afghanistan, with consequences for the peaceful, are on the network. All bases have minefields. Constantly undermining animals and shepherds.
      1. Krasnodar 1 February 2020 13: 15 New
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        Hi Stas!
        So it was only about the Korean peninsula. Apparently, negotiations with Eun at Redhead came to a standstill.
        1. LiSiCyn 1 February 2020 13: 18 New
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          Hi Albert! hi
          No, you do not understand. On the Korean Peninsula, both have been applied and are being applied. No limits. It was just about other "points".
          1. Krasnodar 1 February 2020 13: 19 New
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            Quote: LiSiCyn
            Hi Albert! hi
            No, you do not understand. On the Korean Peninsula, both have been applied and are being applied. No limits. It was just about other "points".

            Right Sorki))
        2. Avior 1 February 2020 21: 41 New
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          on the Korean peninsula on the border of North and South Korea in the demilitarized zone there is a wide strip of mines
          This is the largest minefield in the world.
      2. Zoldat_A 1 February 2020 17: 08 New
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        Quote: LiSiCyn
        All bases have minefields. Constantly undermining animals and shepherds.

        It would be foolish and not true to say that we had a “perimeter” without a “fence”. But either snipers or RPGs worked for us — they were afraid to come close — they would either be blown up, or the landing would jump out of the “base” and tear them to pieces.

        In my memory, two saigas were blown up ... And then an alarm around the perimeter was arranged.
        1. LiSiCyn 2 February 2020 00: 05 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          In my memory, two saigas blew up ...

          Well, here they have, as well ... All bases are covered by minefields. There is evidence of a secretive installation on mountain trails. The bombings of the myrrh. In most cases, they try to blame SA. Like "echo" of that war. negative
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  8. Mouse 1 February 2020 13: 10 New
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    In addition, they should have an additional function of self-neutralization.

    .... must, but not obligated .... yes, something will go wrong ....
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      Quote: Mouse
      In addition, they should have an additional function of self-neutralization.

      .... must, but not obligated .... yes, something will go wrong ....

      Everyone has a "neutralization". At least I know, even though I'm not a specialist engineer. But about the "self-neutralization" ... Near Smolensk, German mines are still found ...
      1. Mouse 1 February 2020 17: 56 New
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        My regards! hi "Disinfection" - that’s exactly so, in quotation marks ...
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          Quote: Mouse
          My regards! hi "Disinfection" - that’s exactly so, in quotation marks ...

          Or "on the alert," or "on undermining" - but any mine has clearance.

          We have sapper boys who are "not recoverable" in a ravine near the "perimeter" undermined. I didn’t know how they did it. Not a specialist. But were able to do more than 30 years ago. I think their lieutenants are already generals, so I hope the skill is not lost.
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            Quote: Zoldat_A
            We have sapper boys who are "not recoverable" in a ravine near the "perimeter" undermined.

            so undermined by themselves .... and not she herself self-destructed ... that’s the question ... maybe I’m not catching up with something ... excuse me ....
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              Quote: Mouse
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              We have sapper boys who are "not recoverable" in a ravine near the "perimeter" undermined.

              so undermined by themselves .... and not she herself self-destructed ... that’s the question ... maybe I’m not catching up with something ... excuse me ....

              To be honest, I read about the “self-destructive" mines only in Wikipedia - and there they will write a lot of things ... The main thing is to believe.laughing

              I know about the "non-removability" in the eye - as I said above - the sapper boys removed and undermined.
  9. Angelo Provolone 1 February 2020 13: 27 New
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    Soon in Ukraine?
    1. Nikolaevich I 1 February 2020 13: 44 New
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      Quote: Angelo Provolone
      Soon in Ukraine?

      What in Ukraine? Ukraine at one time joined the "ban" on anti-personnel landmines, but since the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass it has been using and is applying them ...
      1. Avior 1 February 2020 22: 01 New
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        from the rest, it seems
        It has not been produced in Ukraine for a long time
  10. knn54 1 February 2020 13: 36 New
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    After the Yankees left the UN Human Rights Committee, I am not surprised at anything.
  11. maidan.izrailovich 1 February 2020 13: 52 New
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    What such a stir around this, so-so, news.
    The ban in question is an internal US affair. He was introduced by Barack Obama.
    They themselves were banned, and they themselves lifted the ban.
    The United States did not take any international obligations not to use anti-personnel mines. As indeed Russia.
  12. Nehist 1 February 2020 13: 58 New
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    And actually what is it about? Russia has not signed a banned convention and PPM so that both set and put. In the eyes of the whole world we are outcasts wassat
  13. Zeev Zeev 1 February 2020 16: 44 New
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    Why was it forbidden? The enemy somehow does not bother with these conventions and sows the battlefield with homemade products and serial anti-personnel mines. C fig whether civilized countries should abandon these weapons?
  14. lvov_aleksey 1 February 2020 22: 28 New
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    star-striped can say anything.
    But at the same time chem. weapons are used (white phosphorus), carpet bombing is also in use