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Underwater IEDs – The Next Big Threat?

A recent article in the Naval War College Review warns “…groups that would do us harm can enter the U.S. homeland anywhere along more than ninety-five thousand miles of coastlines and through some 360 ports from Maine to Guam. Naval mines and underwater improvised explosive devices (UWIEDs, or minelike ‘booby traps’) are among these threats to U.S. maritime interests. A true ‘sleeper threat,’ mines and UWIEDs can with great effect attack the good order of American ports and waterways…”

It’s worth noting that at least two UWIEDs have been discovered in the U.S. since 2004, though the details are fairly sketchy, and the events received little publicity…

Published in: Geekiness, General, History, Security | on January 4th, 2008 | 1 Comment »