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My turn: 'Collateral damage' a weak excuse in Iraq war

...issues at Soldiers moving through Iraqi streets in armored vehicles have been the target of insurgents using improvised explosive devices. These may be detonated by common radio signals from devices like cell phones or garage door openers. Spotters...
Outside editorial: Red tape exposed in care of vets

...veterans entitled to enroll in the veterans' health care system. Traumatic brain injuries, the ones caused by improvised explosive devices in Iraq, can't be properly treated or even evaluated in many VA hospitals. And Congress is investigating...
Sitka man finds former classmate in Army hospital

...the hospital that was cordoned off by a curtain to find two soldiers who had been injured the day before by improvised explosive devices while on a foot patrol. One was a fellow graduate of Sitka High.Ancheta, who graduated high school in 2006...
Wasilla felon accused of possessing large arsenal of firearms

...shoot them, take the time to load them and keep them loaded, buy bullet proof vests, and components for improvised explosive devices, and look into the acquisition of silencers, strictly for investment purposes," King wrote. Hayes has...
Stryker soldiers get battlefield, cultural training

...the world. Advanced pyrotechnics were used to mimic roadside explosions, rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices. All role players and soldiers wear special equipment that detects laser beams from weapons that render a...
My turn: 'Let no soldier cry from the battlefield'

...maneuvers and live-fire exercises. Leaders command their squads and men in a unity of effort to move and defeat improvised explosive devices, insurgent ambushes, guard entry points clearing vehicles and personnel, and protecting U.S. personnel...
Soldier sees July 4 in new light

...experiences patrolling the streets of Baghdad, but acknowledged he has a level of hearing loss in one ear due to the improvised explosive devices that are an everyday threat in the Iraq war. "One too many IEDs messed my right ear up," he said. What...
Wounded veteran keeps promise to his family

...Regiment. His duties included searching the Iraqis who worked at the plant and investigating the explosion of improvised explosive devices in the area. The soldiers slept in a warehouse inside the plant, he said. On Sept. 12, 2006, he and other...
A long recovery for Fairbanks solider

...24-year-old Army combat medic who grew up in Fairbanks. That was in August 2005. Over the following six months, improvised explosive devices struck Wagner's patrol convoys 27 times. Four times, the shrapnel tore into the Humvees in which he rode...
Outside editorials: Taking the Pentagon to task on weapons

...have been looted by insurgents and militias. They are the main source of explosives used to construct deadly improvised explosive devices that have "killed or maimed people," and "support terrorist attacks in the region," the report found...


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