THE PENTAGON: THE MILITARY FRETS OVER A POTENTIAL MINE DISASTER

THE MILITARY FRETS OVER A POTENTIAL MINE DISASTER

Princess Diana's death has refocused attention on her efforts to wipe out anti-personnel land mines. Last week Pentagon officials lamented that her demise could make it harder to keep a tiny but key portion of the U.S. mine arsenal. While most of the Pentagon grudgingly acceded to President Clinton's broader proposed ban on such mines, the elite Army GREEN BERETS and Navy SEALS are voicing private concerns that the accord the White House wants could strip a lifesaving weapon from their webbed belts. It is the aptly named "pursuit denial munition," a grenade-size explosive that when thrown in the path of...

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