Issue Date: September 22, 2008
Stopping The Bombs
IN THE IRAQI CONFLICT, almost half the casualties suffered by coalition forces are caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In Afghanistan, IEDs cause about 30% of the casualties. The rapid increase in the use of this tactic, beginning around 2003, made finding ways to defeat IEDs a top priority for the Department of Defense.
Building on a successful program started by the Army, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization was established by then-secretary . . .
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