4 July 2007


Global Guerrillas: THE IED MARKETPLACE IN IRAQ: "To get a sense of the decentralized, commercial process of the Iraq's open source bazaar, let's take a look at the IED industry in Iraq. Here's a ground breaking article from the current Defense News based on American intelligence:
Number of IED events a day: 40 (exploded or disarmed) Number of US soldiers killed by IEDs in 2005: 209+

Greg Grant for the Defense News lists his sources:
The following revealing picture of how these cells operate and why they remain so hard to penetrate comes from extensive interviews with military intelligence officers with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq, briefing documents, and interviews and presentations at an Army sponsored counter IED conference June 13-17 at the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Ca. Much of what U.S. officials know about IED cells was gathered through the interrogation of captured Iraqi insurgents."

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