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Among the counter-IED measures the United States has employed are, clockwise from upper left: fingerprinting; Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, which have a V-shaped hull and raised chassis; uparmored Humvees; EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare planes; Fido, a "molecular sniffer" mounted on mobile robots, used as part of a Pentagon program called Dog's Nose; and center, the human eye.

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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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