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Car Bombing Increase Prompts New U.S. Tactics

Iraqi insurgents have increased their use of car bombs to an average of 30 per week, a move that has changed U.S. tactics, according to the head of a Pentagon task force that deals with remotely detonated bombs. That’s a huge jump from the one-bomb-a-week average in January 2004, said Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of the Pentagon’s Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The vehicle-borne bombs, Votel said in an interview, are becoming a weapon of choice because they are easily disguised, mobile and can cause large numbers of casualties in one attack. Full Story

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