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US Moves to Phase Out Land Mines

U.S. officials say the country is moving to phase out its stockpile of land mines designed for use against people. The Obama administration says the U.S. will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel land mines and plans to eventually join an international treaty banning their use. Friday's announcement came at a conference in Maputo, Mozambique, aimed at reviewing the 15-year-old treaty, known as the Ottawa Convention. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden...

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