May 15, 1991 |
"Everybody and their brother is getting into it," complained John P. Boyden at the edge of a minefield that cuts across Kuwait's southern desert from the Persian Gulf to the Saudi Arabian border. The deadly rows of mines, poking up like corn stubble from the sand, stretched into the distance behind him. "Before this happened, there were probably only three companies in the United States regularly doing explosives disposal work," he said. Now, he estimates, there may be twice that.