Humanitarian Demining Program
Definition/Scope: Program promulgated by the Departments of Defense and State to promote the foreign policy interests of the United States by assisting other nations in protecting their populations from landmines and clearing land of the threat posed by landmines remaining after conflict has ended. Program includes training of host nation deminers, establishment of national demining organizations, provision of demining equipment, mine awareness training, and research development.
Used For:DoD Humanitarian Mine Action Program
Broader Terms:Defense programs
Related Terms:Assistant Secretary of Defense (Stability Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict)