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How Are IEDs Made?  Improvised explosive devices or IEDs are a munition that is not factory produced but assembled from commercially available items "off the shelf" and other materials.  The IEDs are generally made and deployed by insurgent, terrorist, or guerrilla forces.  Materials used to make IEDs include stolen, discarded or captured munitions, fertilizer, semtex, or other materials.  The IED (or bomb) is fabricated with a wide range of materials and are designed to kill people or destroy vehicles.  IEDs can be command detonated, remotely detonated, or be initiated with timing or pressure devices.

References and Info Sources About IEDs on the Internet

Improvised Explosive Devices by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) / Booby Traps.

Improvised Explosive Devices.  The New York Times.

Military and Government Sources of Info about IEDs

JIEDDO.  Joint IED Defeat Organization.  The mission of the Joint Improvised Explosive Defeat Organization is to focus all Department of Defense actions in support of Combatant Commanders' and their respective Joint Task Forces' efforts to defeat improvised explosive devices as weapons of strategic influence.

Graphics and Maps about IEDs

IEDs.  The Washington Post

Firms Providing Counter IED Training and Services


Videos of IED Explosions

Explosion of VBIED in Iraq.  You Tube.

News Articles about Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

September 7, 2010.  "Armored trucks cut IED deaths among allied troops".  USA Today.

September 5, 2010.  "U.S. vehicles destroy Afghan bombs by rolling over them".  Miami Herald.

August 22, 2010.  "Taliban, Al Qaeda, get increasingly inventive with IEDs in Afghanistan, wreaking havoc on troops".  New York Daily News.

August 16, 2010.  "Secret New Sensors Sniff for Afghanistan's Fertilizer Bombs".  Wired Danger Room.

July 29, 2010.  "Huge jump in IED attacks in Afghanistan".  Homeland Security Newswire.

July 16, 2010.  "Defeating IEDs Is Much Like Fighting the Mob".  National Defense Magazine.

June 21, 2010.  "Thinking Like an Insurgent".

May 21, 2010.  "Senate panel denies IED group $400 million emergency funding".

May 12, 2010.  "U.S. Military Still Lacks a Winning Strategy for Fighting Roadside Bombs".  National Defense Magazine.

March 18, 2010.  "Afghan IED attacks more lethal".  Marine Corps Times.

March 12, 2010.  "Leading the Fight Against IEDs".  ExecutiveGov.

March 12, 2010.  "The IED Threat Right Now".  The Washington Independent.

March 9, 2010.  "Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs".

February 17, 2010.  "Man-tracking Radar To Fight Afghan IEDs".  (VADAR).  Aviation Week.

December 12, 2009.  "PC Mine Roller protecting Marines in Afghanistan".  News Herald.

December 10, 2009.  "Fighting IED Attacks with SCARE Tech".  University of Maryland.

November 23, 2009.  "NATO hosts briefing on improvised explosive device".  NATO.

November 8, 2009.  "Inside the IED Battle Drill: How Hollywood Is Prepping Soldiers for Roadside Attacks".  Fast Company.

November 4, 2009.  "Pentagon Must Improve Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Efforts".  Canada Free Press.

September 29, 2009.  "2 US Troops Killed in Philippines Blast".  ABC News.

November 26, 2008.  "Better Protection Against Improvised Explosive Devices".  Science Daily.

September 2008.  "Countering IEDs".  IEEE Spectrum Inside Technology.

May 13, 2008.  "IEDs go beyond Iraq, Afghanistan".  USA Today.

November 6, 2007.  "Anti-IED drills improve, but not every soldier goes through them".  USA Today.

June 21, 2007.  "Military Faces Homemade Bombs".  PBS News Hour.

April 25, 2006.  "Improvised explosive devices: A growing menace in Afghanistan".  CBC News.

October 26, 2005.  "Bigger, Stronger Homemade Bombs Now to Blame for Half of U.S. Deaths".  The Washington Post.


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