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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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I witnessed this firsthand during my first National Training Center rotation in 2002, when task force engineers used conventional mines to turn the opposing force formation into a well-developed engagement area.
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.
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.)
The US sought the following opt-outs; to use conventional mines along the North-South Korea border; to keep "smart" mines (weapons which self-destruct after a set period of time, but that are as indiscriminate as any other mine while active); and a provision to let countries withdraw from the treaty if they became victims of aggression.
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.
Withhold the authority only as you would for conventional mines. Don't restrict commanders from bringing all their combat multiplier systems into the fight.
Each one contains 500 grams of explosive, twice that of conventional mines. Enough to blow a man - or two children - apart.
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