The main charge is the primary source of explosive energy. It can be purchased legally or fraudulently; stolen from commercial sources; obtained illegally from military sources; or improvised by mixing together widely available chemicals, such as AN and fuel oil.1
See Chapter 1 for additional information on sources and use.
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Containing the Threat from Illegal Bombings: An Integrated National Strategy for Marking, Tagging, Rendering Inert, and Licensing Explosives and Their Precursors . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press,
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