How to disable bombs for the US army

I’m not going to get into the weeds on this. Training for EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) takes months of training. And if I could tell you, I wouldn’t.

They go to a scene, knowing what kind of bombs and what kind of bomb makers are out there. They see what’s there. Sometimes they can do something to make it safe to remove the bomb. They can use robots, fire, electronics, water or even blow up a piece of the bomb so the whole thing doesn’t go off.

I’ll tell you what they don’t do.
1. They don’t cut the red wire. Or the blue wire. No idiot bombmaker follows the rules on what color wire to use. EOD might cut a wire, but it’ll be the wire that leads to the funky thing, from the orkle knob. They don’t care what color it is.

2. If they step on something and it goes click the last thing that is going to go through their mind is their spinal column. That story is based on bounding type mines. I’ve gone through the list of mines (and there are thousands of them.) If you step on a bounding mine, a low explosive charge is going to send the main mine in the air. It’s an explosive like the stuff that launches cannon balls. Your foot is not going to stop it.

3. If they find a wire, they’re not going to pull on it to see what it’s going to do. Especially if it is picking up 100 lb artillery shells.