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



Alex Shone
10/06/2010

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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