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NCPR News Soldiers learn to spot IEDs at Ft. Drum 09/28/06
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Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, kill more American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other weapon. They can be terrifying for soldiers because the deadly bombs could be anywhere in a donkey cart, a highway median, even in a dead body. The military spent $3.5 billion just last year trying to fight IEDs through better armor and better detection. Now its adding another approach: hands-on IED training exhibits. One of the first in the country opened at Fort Drum near Watertown Tuesday. David Sommerstein reports.
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