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PENTAGON COUNTERS IEDs - Washington Post's Partlow has more on the rise of IEDs in Afghanistan and what the Pentagon is doing about it: "Ashton Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told reporters in Kabul on Thursday that the United States is in the process of delivering $3 billion worth of counter-IED equipment to Afghanistan, at least doubling what it now spends. That includes doubling to 64 the number of surveillance blimps that float above cities and military bases to detect Taliban activity and adding more explosive-residue detection kits and new drone aircraft."
The catastrophe of Afghanistan