conventional mines


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conventional mines

Land mines, other than nuclear or chemical, that are not designed to self-destruct. They are designed to be emplaced by hand or mechanical means. Conventional mines can be buried or surface laid and are normally emplaced in a pattern to aid in recording. See also mine.
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For example if deployed defensively, in conjunction with existing conventional mines, it can create an impassable barrier.
Further, the use of conventional mines on the road takes control away from the ambush commander.
The BLUs - or Bomb Live Units - contain 500 grams of explosive, twice that of conventional mines and enough to take out vehicles and large troop concentrations.
We need to routinely use the Volcano as we would conventional mines.
They are very concerned about scatterable mines that will never last longer than 15 days but will use conventional mines that last for years without a second thought.
Only withhold the authority as you would for conventional mines.
However, a country like China, which has a stockpile of 50 million conventional mines, probably won't replace them in the near future.
This is only "dumb" conventional mines, and does not include more sophisticated "smart," self-destructing mines, or "mixed" systems combining antipersonnel mines with antitank mines, nor antitank, antihelicopter, and other non-AP mines.
We need to use Volcano as routinely as we would use conventional mines.
Withhold the authority only as you would for conventional mines.
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