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Appendix B

Committee Meetings

FIRST MEETING

November 15–16, 1999

Arlington, Virginia

Meeting objectives: introduce National Research Council procedures; complete administrative actions, including committee introductions and composition/balance/bias discussions for members, committee and report procedures, and committee administrative support methodology; discuss genesis of the study with congressional staff; discuss Statement of Task with sponsor; discuss draft report outline; discuss project plan and report realization; make writing assignments; receive overview briefing on strategic and tactical uses of antipersonnel landmines; determine objectives, location, and date of next committee meeting.

Presenters

Strategic & Tactical Landmine Usage Overview

Greg Bornhoft, project manager

BRTRC Technology Research Corporation

Sponsor Discussion Time

Peter O'Neill, sponsor representative

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Congressional Perspective

Tim Rieser, staff

Office of Senator Patrick Leahy

SECOND MEETING

December 9–11, 1999

Arlington, Virginia

Meeting objectives: complete composition/balance/bias discussions for committee members; achieve better understanding of compliance requirements for Ottawa Convention; achieve better understanding of both current and future strategic contexts for the use of antipersonnel landmines; consider previous efforts to provide alternative technologies to antipersonnel landmines; receive update on on-going efforts to provide alternative technologies to antipersonnel landmines; allow sufficient time for committee deliberations; discuss project plan and updated draft report outline; consider and approve Report Concept Draft; make writing assignments; determine objectives, location and date for the next committee meeting.

Presenters

The U.S. Army and Future Warfare

LTG Randall L. Rigby

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

U.S. Antipersonnel Landmine Policy: Presidential Decision Directive

Anne Witkowsky

National Security Council Staff

Ottawa Convention and the Convention on Conventional Weapons (Amended Mines Protocol)

Michael J. Matheson

Principal Deputy Legal Advisor

U.S. Department of State

How and When the US Military Uses Landmines

LTC Michael W. Biering

Engineer Team Chief, ODCSOPS-FDD

Headquarters, Department of the Army

Joint Vision 2010

MG George Close

Director for Operational Plans and Interoperability (J-7) Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Antipersonnel Landmines Alternative Programs

Tom Altshuler, Program Manager

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency



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Page 88 Appendix B Committee Meetings FIRST MEETING November 15–16, 1999 Arlington, Virginia Meeting objectives: introduce National Research Council procedures; complete administrative actions, including committee introductions and composition/balance/bias discussions for members, committee and report procedures, and committee administrative support methodology; discuss genesis of the study with congressional staff; discuss Statement of Task with sponsor; discuss draft report outline; discuss project plan and report realization; make writing assignments; receive overview briefing on strategic and tactical uses of antipersonnel landmines; determine objectives, location, and date of next committee meeting. Presenters Strategic & Tactical Landmine Usage Overview Greg Bornhoft, project manager BRTRC Technology Research Corporation Sponsor Discussion Time Peter O'Neill, sponsor representative Office of the Secretary of Defense Congressional Perspective Tim Rieser, staff Office of Senator Patrick Leahy SECOND MEETING December 9–11, 1999 Arlington, Virginia Meeting objectives: complete composition/balance/bias discussions for committee members; achieve better understanding of compliance requirements for Ottawa Convention; achieve better understanding of both current and future strategic contexts for the use of antipersonnel landmines; consider previous efforts to provide alternative technologies to antipersonnel landmines; receive update on on-going efforts to provide alternative technologies to antipersonnel landmines; allow sufficient time for committee deliberations; discuss project plan and updated draft report outline; consider and approve Report Concept Draft; make writing assignments; determine objectives, location and date for the next committee meeting. Presenters The U.S. Army and Future Warfare LTG Randall L. Rigby U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command U.S. Antipersonnel Landmine Policy: Presidential Decision Directive Anne Witkowsky National Security Council Staff Ottawa Convention and the Convention on Conventional Weapons (Amended Mines Protocol) Michael J. Matheson Principal Deputy Legal Advisor U.S. Department of State How and When the US Military Uses Landmines LTC Michael W. Biering Engineer Team Chief, ODCSOPS-FDD Headquarters, Department of the Army Joint Vision 2010 MG George Close Director for Operational Plans and Interoperability (J-7) Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Antipersonnel Landmines Alternative Programs Tom Altshuler, Program Manager Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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Page 89 The Importance of Antipersonnel Landmines in Korea COL John F. Troxell Director of National Security Studies U.S. Army War College Currently Available and Near-Term Alternatives to Landmines to Achieve Combined Forces Command Objectives in Korea Caleb Rossiter Consultant, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation THIRD MEETING January 13–15, 2000 Irvine, California Meeting objectives: complete composition/balance/bias discussions for committee members, reaffirm understanding of Statement of Task; consider ongoing efforts to identify alternative technologies to antipersonnel landmines; consider nonmateriel alternatives; allow sufficient time for committee deliberations; discuss project plan and updated draft report outline; consider and approve report initial draft; finalize site visit objectives and locations; make writing assignments; determine objectives, location, and date of next committee meeting. Presenters LLNL Analysis of Antipersonnel Landmine/Alternative Utility Robert J. Greenwalt, Jr., Engineer Analyst Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Track 1–Technology Alternatives John A. Rosamilia, Chief, Mine Division Office of Project Manager, Mines, Countermine, and Demolitions The Conservative Alternative to Persistent Antipersonnel Landmines Richard L. Garwin Chairman, State Department Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board and Robert Sherman U.S. Department of State U.S. Air Force Alternatives Lt. Col. Charles Beason Brooks Medical Center and Kirk E. Hackett Air Force Research Laboratory Non-Materiel Alternatives Eric Haseltine, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist Walt Disney Imagineering FOURTH MEETING April 4–5, 2000 Washington, D.C. Meeting objectives: reaffirm understanding of Statement of Task; discuss project plan and updated draft report outline; consider and mark up preliminary first full message draft; make writing assignments; determine objectives, location, and date of next committee meeting. Presenter Sponsor Discussion Peter O'Neill, sponsor representative Office of the Secretary of Defense FIFTH MEETING May 23–25, 2000 Washington, D.C. Meeting Objectives: review report realization road map; discuss project plan and status; meet with CETS Editor; consider additional alternative ideas / systems; review / discuss preliminary concurrence draft; achieve initial consensus on conclusions and recommendations; make writing assignments, as necessary. Presenters U.S. Programs to Develop Alternatives to Antipersonnel Mines Mark Hiznay, Senior Military Advisor Human Rights Watch Military Alternatives to Landmines Edwin A. Deagle Jr., Consultant Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation Discussion on Editorial Procedures Carol Arenberg, Editor Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Council SIXTH MEETING July 13–14, 2000 Washington, D.C. Meeting Objectives: review report realization road map; discuss project plan and status; review / discuss concurrence draft; achieve consensus on conclusions and recommendations; make writing assignments, as necessary. No presenters

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Page 90 SITE VISITS Several site visits were made by subgroups of the committee to observe existing systems and research and development of new systems. Quantico Marine Base Quantico, Virginia December 21, 1999 Participants Joint Nonlethal Weapons Program Col George Fenton, Director Department of Defense, Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate Joint Nonlethal Weapons Program Ken Tiedge, Project Engineer Department of Defense, Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program Kevin Stull, Project Engineer Department of Defense, Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation Washington, D.C. February 1, 2000 Participant Future Requirements for Antipersonnel Landmines LTG Robert Gard, U.S. Army (ret.) Consultant Office of Project Manager for Mines, Countermine, and Demolitions Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey February 10, 2000 Participants Nonlethal Bounding Munitions and Canister Launched Area Denial System COL Wilfred E. Irish Project Manager for Mines, Countermines and Demolitions Raptor System Overview Marc A. Strano, Project Engineer U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center Hornet / WAM Richard Wagner U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Logistics Management Institute McLean, Virginia February 17, 2000 Participant Future Requirements for Antipersonnel Landmines GEN William G. T. Tuttle, Jr., U.S. Army (ret.), President Logistics Management Institute Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Arlington, Virginia February 17, 2000 Participant Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement (AMSTE) Program Timothy P. Grayson DARPA Special Projects Office Office of Project Manager for Mines, Countermine, and Demolitions Crystal City, Virginia February 25, 2000 Participant Nonlethal Mine Alternatives Edward Persau Project Officer Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Arlington, Virginia March 3, 2000 Participants Sensor Information Technology Sri Kumar DARPA, Information Technology Office Small Unit Operations: Tactical Sensors Edward Carapezza DARPA, Advanced Technology Office Mobile Autonomous Robot Software COL Mark Swinson DARPA, Information Technology Office

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Page 91 Distributed Robotics Program Ellison (Dick) C. Urban DARPA, Microsystems Technology Office Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation Washington, D.C. March 8, 2000 Participant Future Requirements for Antipersonnel Landmines LTG Robert Gard, U.S. Army (ret.) Consultant U.S. Army War College Washington, D.C. March 28, 2000 Participant Future Requirements for Antipersonnel Landmines MG Robert H. Scales, Jr. Commandant U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Fort Belvoir, Virginia March 31, 2000 Participants NVESD Simulation Support Mid Self, Chief, Virtual Experiments Modeling and Simulation Division U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Potential Applications to Alternate Mine Solutions William D'Amico Advanced Munitions Concepts Branch Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Uncooled Micro-camera Technology Don Reago, Director, Science and Technology Division U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Launched Grapnel Hook Larry Nee, Chief Countermine Division Office of Project Manager for Mines, Countermine, and Demolitions Sensor Applications for Antipersonnel and Landmine Alternatives and Beyond Michael Jennings, Deputy U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Warrior Extended Battlespace Sensors John Eicke U.S. Army Research Laboratory U.S. Department of Defense Washington, D.C. May 5, 2000 Participant Future Requirements for Antipersonnel Landmines Hans Mark Director of Defense Research and Engineering Office of Project Manager for Mines, Countermine, and Demolitions Pentagon, Virginia October 10, 2000 Participants Track III Alternatives William Morelli Project Officer Washington Team Meetings A small number of committee members in the national capital region established a subgroup that met many times to address the evaluation methodology. Members of this group were Thomas F. Hafer, J. Jerome Holton, Lee M. Hunt, Richard H. Johnson, Larry Lehowicz, and K. Anne Street.