Mines are among the best artificial obstacles---they are portable, installed relatively easily, and constitute a hazard to the enemy; however large scale employment of mines requires considerable time, manpower, and logistical effort. Mines delay and canalize enemy movement, lower the enemy's will to fight, and cause fear of sudden and unexpected casualties. Mines, in contrast to passive obstacles such as road craters and barbed wire, are termed active obstacles because of their destructive potential. If placed in a ...

Landmine Warfare 2005, University Press of the Pacific

ISBN-13: 9781410223272

Trade paperback