Afghan Military Faces Surge in Roadside Bombs It had been planted not just to kill ... or improvised explosive devices. "Fighting them face-to-face is not a problem for us; our weakness is mines, we have some weakness countering mines," Jan said. After 12 years of war, roadside bombs are the No ... 10/3/2013 - 7:22 am | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks The U.S.-led military coalition ends its mission next year ... 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The Taliban have littered many of the country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians instead of security forces. An explosion from ... 06/2/2013 - 3:44 am | View Link
Afghan improvised bombs kill fewer U.S.-led troops WASHINGTON – U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon data show. Now, less than half of troop ... 06/26/2012 - 7:16 pm | View Link
Afghan Deaths Threaten Support For U.S. Offensive "There were some unfortunate casualties, and we have determined that, yes, we did kill ... another U.S.-led offensive is under way. Farnoudi says it appears to be a trend occurring throughout the country. "There is more IEDs and improvised bombs and ... 04/21/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
U.S. military works to foil Afghan bombers Roadside bombs in Afghanistan are more likely to injure and kill U.S.-led forces than the ones planted in Iraq ... A military task force dedicated to countering improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, calculates that a casualty results from more than ... 08/7/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Investigation reveals 54 Canadian soldiers died by suicide ... Investigation The Unremembered. 158 Canadian soldiers died in the Afghanistan mission. But the losses did not end there. A Globe and Mail investigation reveals a ... 02/15/2017 - 10:37 pm | View Website
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appears to be at odds with President Trump on Russia and other key issues, setting up potential discord but also helping to nudge the White House toward more conventional policy stances.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilization zones around the country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday.