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An Attack Unfolds

Insurgents deliver IEDs in a variety of ways, but roadside bombings remain the most common type of attack. This sequence of images from an al-Qaeda video shows how a typical bombing transpired last year in eastern Afghanistan.

An Attack Unfolds

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'The single most effective weapon against our deployed forces'
Article | To the extent that the United States is not winning militarily in Iraq, the roadside bomb, which as of yesterday had killed or wounded 21,071 Americans, is both a proximate cause and a metaphor for the miscalculation and improvisation that have characterized the war.

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