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Iraq's Insurgents Turn to Infrared Triggers

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Iraq's Insurgents Turn to Infrared Triggers

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Iraq's Insurgents Turn to Infrared Triggers

Iraq's Insurgents Turn to Infrared Triggers

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Melissa Block talks with David Cloud, Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times about how the Iraqi insurgents are using different technologies for their roadside bombs in Iraq, causing more casualties. He says they now use an infrared detonator to get around the jamming device used against the detonators using radio signals, and the charges are "shaped" to create a more intensified explosion, better able to penetrate armor.