March 30, 1991 |
Twenty minutes is the limit when hunting land mines, according to French army engineer Jacques Daman. After 20 minutes, knees begin to ache, sweat stings the eyes and even the steadiest of hands can begin to shake uncontrollably. One wrong move and. . . . Twenty minutes on, 40 minutes off, eight hours a day, probing the sands of liberated Kuwait with little more than a small shovel and one's own nerves. "The objective," said Daman, 32, "is to give the Kuwaiti people their liberty.