In Bid to Halt Rise in IED Deaths, US Congress Spends $7bn on 'Life Saving' Vehicles




The United States Congress has given the go-ahead to invest $7 billion into the ongoing efforts to mitigate the threat of IEDs in Afghanistan, with a primary focus on the deployment of recently designed armoured vehicle platforms. With the upscale of the Coalition offensive in the region last year, US troops suffered a dramatic increase in casualties and fatalities, the majority of which were suffered as a result of IED blasts. [eventpdf] In direct response to this alarming trend, t...
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