Friday, August 24, 2007

Perspective: The struggle against IEDs

Joel Bertoldie

The Humvee driver, in his final moments, didn't know what hit him. Neither did the U.S. Army.

When a makeshift roadway bomb killed Spc. Joel Bertoldie in Fallujah four years ago, it was the opening salvo in what has grown , from Baghdad's deadly streets to North Carolina's "IED Expo" , into a multibillion-dollar challenge for a U.S. military no more prepared for it than was the young soldier from Missouri.

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