Training is Key in Defeating IEDs
Will the lowly fertilizer bomb derail high hopes for a phased withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan beginning this summer?
The threat posed by such improvised explosive devices (IEDs) remains huge despite encouraging signs of progress made by coalition forces. According to US military figures, the Taliban planted nearly 15,000 of the makeshift bombs last year, killing or wounding some 7,800 troops in the US-led coalition.
The Pentagon is developing and deploying an array...
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