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U.S. Sending New Anti-Guerrilla Gear to Iraq

The United States is sending new high-tech systems to Iraq aimed at thwarting strikes on its forces, including a “virtual microphone” in the sky to help pinpoint snipers, the head of the Pentagon’s cradle of technologies said on Wednesday. Other anti-guerrilla gizmos would help detect roadside bombs and booby traps that have been killing U.S.-led occupation forces, said Anthony Tether, head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. The devices use everything from lasers and acoustic sensors to electromagnetic technologies, he said, adding they would ship in the next three to four months or sooner, after stepped-up, last-minute development and testing. A total of 203 U.S. forces have been killed in Iraq since President Bush declared major combat over on May 1, including 104 in hostile fire. Full Story

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