MILITARY TIMES – A major change in U.S. policy on landmines should not affect the mines in the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. On Friday, the National Security Council announced that the U.S. government will neither acquire new landmines nor replace existing stockpiles. The U.S. also will pursue technological alternatives to landmines so that it can eventually join the Ottawa Convention, under which landmines are banned. Continue Reading