Explosives and IEDs

IRA Splinter Groups Seek To Reignite Explosive History

  IRA dissidents splinter groups have been doing their utmost of late to blow holes in the cease-fire in Northern Ireland. On Aug. 3, for example, a car containing 90 kg (200 lb) of homemade explosives blew up outside a police station in the town of Derry (a.k.a. Londonderry). A warning had been phoned in […] Read More

Evolution of IEDs

Public Service Journal, February 2009 Andy Oppenheimer looks at parallels between modern terrorism and the CBRNE threat, and the IRA’s activity during the Troubles… Read article (PDF)

The Christmas Day Bomb Plot

  What we have here, it seems, is a failure to communicate A federal grand jury has indicted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on charges that he tried to blow up Detroit-bound Flight 253. There are six counts against the 23-year-old Nigerian, the most serious being the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which potentially […] Read More

Technology Transfer from the IRA

Technology from the IRA Part II, The Detonator August 2009. Read review (PDF)