IEDs

 

  No silver bullet to combat IEDs

Improvised explosive devices have been the single deadliest weapon used against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon has spent $17 billion trying to develop a ‘silver bullet’ device to end the scourge of roadside bombs. Has it worked, and how has all that money been spent?

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  Outside the wire

Need to Know profiles two young enlisted women in the U.S. Air Force who serve a crucial, and dangerous, role in the current wars: disarming roadside bombs.

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