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IEDs and Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan

Sheila Bird and Clive Fairweather
RUSI Journal, 26 August 2009
Afghanistan, Iraq, Land Forces, Technology, Terrorism
Sheila Bird and Clive Fairweather present new research on military fatalities from IED attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bird and Fairweather image August 2009

The Taliban are placing greater faith in indirect modes of attack, from roadside explosives to suicide bombers. As troops become more and more tied in to static operational postures, such as stabilisation and election support, IED fatalities are only likely to increase. This article provides a detailed statistical look at IED deaths in the Iraq and Afghan conflicts thus far, and makes sombre predictions for the future.

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