Light Armoured Vehicle Upgrade Vital for Marines in Afghanistan
Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, are one of the biggest threats to US and coalition forces in Afghanistan.
It is estimated that IEDs have claimed the lives of 300 Americans in nearly 1,000 attacks over the last year alone. As a result, the military has established schools to train soldiers in how to better identify and disarm IEDs.
The task of defusing these home-made bombs, often left at road sides where they are difficult to detect, often falls to the Marines. Octob...
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