A munition is an explosion intended for somewhere else. Yet from the first time gunpowder was used in war, every munition has threatened to instead be an explosion too close to home.  From powder kegs to Hellfire missiles stored at ammunition depots, protecting projectiles from dangerous heat and errant bullets is largely the domain of physical security, with a hope that accidents will not happen. But with new materials science and a congressional mandate to produce weapons that do not ...

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