UK and US Outline Strategy for Counter-IED Military Operations

Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced this month that the UK government would be investing an extra £150 million in countering the improvised explosive device (IED) threat to military operations in Afghanistan. This will include an additional £10 million being put towards buying 400 hand-held mine detectors on top of the £12 million allocated earlier this year for new explosive disposal robots. There are now 30 of these in operation in Afghanistan. Brown also outlined a...
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