The importance of sharing information in achieving cross-sectorial objectives


SUMMARY: From the lessons learned in developing techniques to clear minefields after the Second World War, to mine action’s inception in Afghanistan 1988, to the creation of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) to address the proliferation of the 21st century’s definitive weapon: the improvised explosive device (IED), demining has evolved significantly over the years. Past lessons learned range from proper record keeping; to establishing safety precautions such as sufficient protective equipment, safe standoff distances, and adequate investigation/reporting of accidents/incidents; to the tactics, techniques, and procedures for best disposing of various types of explosives. These topics have been widely discussed by the community and will continue to benefit

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Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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