I don’t know the answer, but Timothy Birdnow asks the question in his article about the U.S. government conducting exercises featuring a simulated attack on Minneapolis with Blackhawk helicopters and a similar exercise over Chicago. What will DHS do with 700 pounds of ammonium nitrate???
The Department of Homeland Security is supposed to “regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate…“, no where do I find instructions for DHS to purchase 700 pounds of the stuff.
The explanation offered? The project claims it is for “Canine Explosive Training Aids”. Really??