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More Attacks, Mounting Casualties

The number of IED attacks has steadily risen in both Iraq and Afghanistan. They now account for nearly two-thirds of military deaths from hostile actions in Iraq, and slightly less than half in Afghanistan.

More Attacks, Mounting Casualties

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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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