The Petting Zoo of Death


Ward and I had an interesting discussion with an engineer with the Joint IED Defeat Organization at this year's Modern Day Marine expo in Quantico.

She gave us a good rundown of the differences between the kinds of threats found in Afghanistan and those we've had to deal with in Iraq. She described the situation to us in front of a display called the "Petting Zoo" that shows representative triggering devices and IED setups (there was even a suicide vest...eek).

Bottom line, Afghanistan ones aren't evolving as fast as those in Iraq did, but the countermeasures are largely the same but challenged by terrain.

-- Christian

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