Letter from the Editor

by Lois Carter Fay

First, I would like to let you know that we have had some staff changes at The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. We added Jennifer Risser as a new Assistant Editor, moved Holley Watts to Content Editor and welcomed our Managing Editor, Nicole Neitzey, back from maternity leave. (Nicole and her husband Justin are the happy parents of a healthy little boy. Alex has a full head of hair and is growing like a weed.)

In our last issue we began a new section called Special Reports. This issue of The Journal brings you five in-depth reports about small arms/light weapons, including man-portable air-defense systems. MANPADS are some of the most potentially destabilizing contemporary weapons systems available today. Our Focus and Feature sections offer some interesting reading about Central and South America and mine-risk education. Rounding out the magazine, we have three technical articles in the R&D section and a whole slew of briefs to keep you reading.

If there is something you would like us to research and write about, you have ideas for articles that would interest our readers, or you have comments about the articles we publish, please feel free to contact me. Your feedback is important to us.

Please continue to send us your articles. We can’t do this without you!

May peace prevail on Earth,

Lois Carter Fay
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of ERW and Mine Action