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Roadside bombs: new push against common threat

When an insurgent’s homemade bomb injured two ABC News reporters Sunday, it brought to prime time a truth of this unusual conflict: One of the most dangerous places for US troops in Iraq is in their own trucks. Thirty months into the Iraq war, improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, account for more than half of all American injuries or deaths in combat. The weapon is so primitive that military bomb-squad schools once saw them as little more than the work of kids and miscreants. Now, troops bolt extra armor to their Humvees, and new arrivals receive IED awareness training. Full Story

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