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.
Suicide bombings are chillingly logical. By hiding explosives on a willing carrier, individuals smuggle death into densely populated areas. But are these bombers strictly a modern phenomenon?
Laser weapons have been depicted in science fiction for years, but they do exist in real life. How is the military looking to use laser technology?