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Troop Protections from Homemade Bombs Sought

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Troop Protections from Homemade Bombs Sought

Iraq

Troop Protections from Homemade Bombs Sought

Troop Protections from Homemade Bombs Sought

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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.