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- Boobytrap : An improvised destructive device, not necessarily explosive, whose destructive property is triggered by an action of the victim
- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Combat engineer : Ground combat troops trained and equipped to improve the mobility of one's own side by breaching enemy obstacles, building bridges, etc.; blocking enemy mobility with barriers, demolition, mine warfare, etc.
Improvised explosive chemicals
- Urea nitrate : An explosive that can be made from some preparations of urea fertilizer, more powerful than ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, and which was used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; its conversion requires access to concentrated nitric acid
- Triacetyl triperoxide : A dangerously unstable but relatively easy to make -- if accidental explosion is avoided -- explosive for terrorist use in liquid or solid form; contains no nitro groups making it hard to detect by many sensors; precursors are relatively commonly available commercial chemicals
- MRAP : Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle, deployed in the Afghanistan War and in Iraq, designed to be more resistant than the HMMWV to improvised explosive devices
- Mine (land warfare) : A destructive device used in land warfare, which waits passively for a target and then detonates due to some action or physical property of the target; in general usage, mines are purpose-built while improvised explosive devices are not
- Ambush : A military action of short duration, in which the side preparing it creates a tactical situation in which the enemy will move into an area where he will suffer the most damage.