Is a U.S.-China partnership possible? Are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan making U.S. enemies weaker? Do drone strikes comply with international law? This updated second edition of Issues for Debate in American Foreign Policy takes up these and other compelling questions. Sixteen chapters explore who the key players are, what's at stake, and explain why recognizing past and current developments is so crucial to the future. Drawn from the award-winning CQ Researcher, selections skilfully cover the range of fact, analysis, and opinion surrounding an issue.

Dangerous War Debris

Dangerous war debris

Hussein Ahmed lost his hands in a landmine explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. Experts say more than 250,000 landmines and other unexploded artillery shells, hand grenades, mortars, cluster bombs and rockets are scattered throughout war-torn Somalia. Tens of millions of live munitions threaten people in more than 70 nations around the world, and some 5,200 people worldwide were killed or maimed by landmines and other explosive war debris in 2008.

Martine Niafouna, a rice farmer in Senegal, was walking down a path near her village when she stepped on a landmine. The explosion threw her into the air, blew off the lower part of her right leg and horrifically burned her left leg. Unable to work, she wonders how she will ever ...

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