The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations
and Low-Intensity Conflict H. Allen Holmes and Fort Belvoir's
Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate have established
a web site on the Internet for humanitarian demining.
The site pinpoints world problem areas; includes a mine
database consisting of pictures, physical characteristics and
specifications for over 675 mines; explores current R&D
solutions; provides information on mine effects and emergency
medical treatment; and accepts user feedback regarding the
humanitarian demining R&D technologies program.
This initiative will be extended in the coming months to
incorporate more data about DOD's expanded efforts in
humanitarian demining R&D and operations.
The website for
humanitarian demining went on line, August 1, at
For more information: contact the humanitarian demining
internet hotline at (703) 205-1530.