Battling the Low-Tech Boom

May 2009
Mother Jones;May/Jun2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p47
The article reports on improvised explosive devices used by insurgent forces in Afghanistan and Iraq during the conflicts in those countries. Information is provided on the methods used for building and planting such bombs and on the military equipment employed by the U.S. armed forces in both countries to detect and disarm the weapons.


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