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
War in Afghanistan (2001–14) The war in Afghanistan (or the American war in Afghanistan) is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. Supported ... 07/28/2016 - 12:27 pm | View Website
iCasualties | Operation Iraqi Freedom | Iraq Airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria last month surpassed 3,000 weapons dropped for the first time since 2015, according to the latest ... 07/28/2016 - 5:47 am | View Website
Small Wars Journal Journal Articles are typically longer works with more more analysis than the news and short commentary in the SWJ Blog. We accept contributed content from serious ... 07/28/2016 - 4:35 am | View Website
The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War | WIRED The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War. In the early years of the Iraq war, the U.S. military developed a technology so secret that soldiers would refuse to ... 07/27/2016 - 8:50 pm | View Website
Capt. Mohamed Hussein said suspected militants from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab carried out the attack Sunday on the Central Investigations Department in Mogadishu.
Ali Hassan, a police officer at the Central Investigations Department, said that security forces foiled the assault and shot dead the gunmen who tried to storm the heavily fortified security facility.
Belgian police charged a man with attempting to carry out a new terror attack, as the country beefs up counterterrorism measures following several Islamic State-claimed assaults in neighboring Germany and France.