Defending the fortresses
Steve Chambers looks at what can be done to protect buildings against the effects of explosive devices and minimise damage if an attack does happen
As recent events in Boston, Canada and numerous conflict areas around the world have shown, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are increasingly popular weapons for terrorists and other violent groups. The reason for their popularity is obvious – IEDs are easy to build, conceal and deploy, and have the potential to cause significant damage to both personnel and structures. For the same reasons IEDs are popular with extremist groups, they also complicate defence and . . .