Most landmines are pressure-actuated, but a number of other initiation mechanisms are used. This article explains why tripwires are particularly significant, and examines their implications for clearance operations.
"Tripwires: An Invisible Component?,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 14
, Article 19.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol14/iss2/19