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As predicted, via the Trump White House — the Pentagon is relaxing its policy on the use of landmines by U.S, forces, so that landmines can be used on the Korean peninsula.
A Friday afternoon statement by the Trump Press Secretary formally announced that Trump has canceled the Obama Administration’s policy to ban United States military forces from using anti-personnel landmines outside of the Korean Peninsula.
Said Stephanie Grisham to reporters: "The President is unwilling to accept this risk to our troops."
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Landmines are actually good, says Defense Sec as Trump prepares to undo Obama-era landmine ban
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