The Spreading Threat of Roadside Bombs and other Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

John M. Doyle

The war in Afghanistan may be winding down over the next two years but that's not the case with homemade bombs and booby traps, according to the commander of the Defense Department unit battling improvised explosive devices (IEDs). "I believe the IED and the networks that use these asymmetric weapons will remain a threat to our forces [overseas] and here at home for decades," U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero told a congressional committee in September. Barbero is director of the D...
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