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Improvised Explosive Devices A Multifaceted Threat by ProQuest


Dr. Robert L. Keesee, deputy director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, likens the battle against IEDs to countermeasures against any other military weapon. Some of these imported technologies come from outside Iraq or Afghanistan-a point emphasized by Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA, commander, Multinational Force in Iraq, in recent congressional testimony that charged Iran with supporting Iraqi terrorists. Keesee relates how IEDs that JffiDDO thought it had defeated a couple of years ago always seem to re-emerge.\n It is not unusual now to see Iraqis using cell phones while walking down city streets, but one of those cell phone users may be planning or implementing an IED attack.

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