Go Inside the FBI's Sprawling 'Bomb Library'

Brian Ross speaks with Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) outside D.C.
2:29 | 11/22/13

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Well this is basically American bomb library remnants of some 100000. Bombs are stored in these boxes stacked to the ceiling here. As part of a little known FBI unit. Run by -- Gregory Carl. Wolf since we started at ten years ago we've just received over 100000 boxes of 100000 -- submissions 200000. Have gone off and you have -- here are not going to have either gone -- not gone off. And have been recovered and exploited whether -- for fingerprints for DNA explosives chemistry. A you name it those devices were shipped back here for analysis haven't seen with the -- before we know what it's it's characteristic or for electronic countermeasures. Our solid sector troops from one and secondly it is so that we can actually maybe help identify. You know some of the networks that are replacing these devices -- -- try to to flip them. The lead back to the to the bomb makers and the networks to like you would -- -- investigate. Would be ten items in -- here could be under items it really depends on. What's inside -- so tracking these things -- within ten minutes of us. You know having your request to get this these guys can find his whichever box with in this whole -- of boxes that can find you know exactly which one of these these larger boxes small box contained. Before -- -- -- -- how was this handled otherwise. It wasn't it was it was it was about. Wasn't -- at all so nobody had a central place to look at all these bombs that's correct. -- -- put up in 2003. It really articulate people believe that it was it was only for the war Iraq. Reality this was after the bombings at the housing complexes in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Director Mueller talked. What President Bush about the idea of a bomb task force were import -- from of the intelligence community and law enforcement response to what of these incidents that -- actually has had consistent reporting. Do you think you've stopped any potential attacks by the work being done here. I know we have. That's the whole goal what we're doing yours -- -- is by identifying. The networks. Currently we've had over 100 individuals that we have nominated to the -- screening center the watch list. By preventing those individuals access to their own states I know we are preventing possible bad actors coming here standing up -- and doing it actually it states.

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