Spencer Ackerman

  • Pentagon: Future Of Homemade Bombs Is High-Tech

    Most improvised bombs used by insurgents are decidedly low-tech, jury-rigged affairs. A couple of command wires, some fertiliser chemicals and wooden pressure plates in Afghanistan; in Iraq, leftover mines or plastic explosives often detonated remotely by mobile phone. But the Pentagon’s bomb squad sees “ever more sophisticated” bombs on the way.