First, if somebody can identify this thorny vine, I'd certainly appreciate it. It seems to be extremely common in wooded areas of Northern Virginia. It is roughly as thick as a plastic drinking straw or pencil. It seems to have segmented sections and has no leaves, the thorns are up to about 1/4" long.
It is prevalent in a wooded section of land, and it is impossible to walk through the woods without destroying a pair of pants/shirt and ending up looking like I got into a fight with a gang of rogue cats. Some sections are so thick with it that it looks like a loose green bush. Is there something I can use to control this without harming other vegetation (namely the trees it grows around)?