'Left of the Boom': Three Livesaving Strategies for Countering the IED in Afghanistan

Alex Shone

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the chief threat in Afghanistan to the Coalition forces, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and to Afghan civilians. IEDs are responsible for some 70% of total casualties with total IED events occurring across Afghanistan effectively doubling in frequency with each year. Defining and interdicting the threat The IED is an asymmetric weapon of a technologically and numerically inferior opponent; a tactical weapon that yields a strategic result...
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