Hidden Dangers

McLeary, Paul
November 2010
Defense Technology International;Nov2010, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
The article presents updates on efforts to fight improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan. It is noted that IEDs have caused 29 percent of all civilian deaths in the country during the first six months of 2010. The joint IED Defeat Organization (Jieddo) of the U.S. Department of Defense has spent 138 million U.S. dollars on airborne detectors of IEDs.


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