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An Evolving Threat

Most of the first IEDs used against U.S. troops were detonated by low-power radio waves, the same type of signals that open and close remote-controlled garage doors. As the military deployed jammers to interfere with these radio signals, insurgents largely shifted to other kinds of triggers.

An Evolving Threat

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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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