Argument: US undermines its image by not signing Mine Ban Treaty
- Debate: Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Treaty) - pro argument.
Susannah Sirkin and Gina Coplon-Newfeld. "US Should Sign Treaty Banning Land Mines". Boston Globe. August 11, 2000 - "Regardless of arguments for the positive military application of chemical or biological weapons, the global backlash that would accompany a nation's admitted employment of these indiscriminate weapons is now politically untenable."