antipersonnel antipersonnel

Definition(s):

  • (adj) designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction

Usage(s):

  1. They are trapped in a narrow swath of jungle, with all avenues of escape blocked by either soldiers or antipersonnel mines.
  2. Their small Japanese car was the target of a remote-controlled Claymore-type antipersonnel mine on a road about 15 miles north of San Salvador.
  3. Pacino makes Pavlo a walking antipersonnel device, a Bouncing Betty that chops his foes, and himself, off at the crotch.

News

  • Minesweepers Robotic Competition Aims For a Landmine-Free World

    Hallie Siegel (2973169) writes in with news of a robotic competition with some serious goals. "Dr. Alaa Khamis writes: 'Detection and removal of antipersonnel landmines is, at present, a serious problem of political, economical, environmental and humanitarian dimensions in many countries across the world. It is estimated that there are 110 million landmines in the ground right now; one for every ...
    on April 29, 2014     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  1. "They go on killing and maiming, for days, weeks, years, even decades after the attacks because they leave behind huge numbers of so-called duds that act just like antipersonnel landmines," Williams said.
    on May 22, 2007 By: Jody Williams Source: Baku Today

  2. Bill Clinton said the US would "seek a worldwide agreement as soon as possible to end the use of all antipersonnel mines."
    on Aug 3, 2005 By: Bill Clinton Source: Inter Press Service (subscription)

  3. "Ten years of Ottawa Convention represent an era or hope and expectations. Antipersonnel landmines ban is a 'model for change' in disarmament diplomacy for the 21st century world. This treaty has since inspired several other initiatives in...
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Sardar Swaran Singh Source: Newstrack India (blog)

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