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Inside Iraqi Insurgent Cells

On an average day, there are 40 IED “events” in Iraq — improvised explosive devices that either explode or are disarmed. So far in 2005, 199 American troops have been killed by IEDs. But U.S. intelligence officials are only now beginning to understand how insurgent IED cells operate. “The enemy is evolving and constantly innovating. If there were any thoughts that this is a rudimentary unsophisticated enemy, those thoughts have been replaced,” Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel said at a June 8 event sponsored by the Lexington Institute in Washington. Votel is director of the U.S. Army’s IED Defeat Task Force. Full Story

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