Northern Ireland Meets Afghanistan as Experts Compare IED Warfare

Posted: 07/20/2011
Defence IQ had the opportunity to speak with subject matter experts and defence professionals at the 5th Annual Counter-IED conference. In this interview, Richard de Silva speaks with Andy Pettitt - an IED researcher at the University of St Andrews. They talk about comparisons between explosives devised and used in Northern Ireland and those used in Afghanistan, with the primary difference being that modern IED warfare relies on high volume, while incurring little initial monetary cost. They are simply much more rudimentary than explosives used in Northern Ireland. Will Al Qaeda change its strategy? Listen to find out more about Andy Pettitt's thoughts on which areas of the UK he thinks are most vulnerable to terrorist attack.
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