Mine, in warfare, an explosive charge used as a weapon on land and at sea. It is a defensive weapon used to obstruct or delay enemy movements. On land, mines can complicate major troop and armor advances and inflict casualties on patrols and raiding parties. At sea, mines can be used to block the way to and from harbors and seas. They can also be used to harass shipping in any narrow body of water.
An out-of-control satellite was headed for Earth. Shooting it down could save lives, but was it all just a ruse to test anti-satellite defenses?
You may have thought militaries stopped using napalm after the Vietnam War thanks to the United Nations, but this incendiary weapon lives on in modern warfare. Has it also been used in Iraq?