Troop Protections from Homemade Bombs Sought

According to the Pentagon, improvised explosive devices account for half of all combat deaths in Iraq. The Pentagon says by summer, all U.S. military vehicles in Iraq will have factory-produced armor. The military also is turning to high-tech solutions, including drones that can detect items buried in the ground.

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