Trump to reportedly allow use of landmines, reversing Obama-era policy

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Defence secretary Mark Esper confirmed the policy change that would, according to a Pentagon review, increase danger to US armed forces

The US will end its moratorium on the production and deployment of landmines, in another reversal of Obama-era policies and a further breach with western allies, it has been reported.

The defence secretary, Mark Esper, confirmed that a policy change was imminent but refused to describe it. Vox published a leaked state department cable rescinding Barack Obama’s 2014 ban on production or acquisition of anti-personnel landmines (APLs).

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