Improvised Explosive Device Jump Page
  • Thousands of IED events have been reported in the Iraqi and Afghanistan theater. Roadside bombs, car bombs, and booby traps are nothing new to war, but they have never appeared in the numbers now seen
  • Knowing what to look for and where to look is a start point. You can defeat the insurgents that employ IEDs by being observant, by watching for IED indicators, and by killing or capturing those responsible for the IEDs, whether it is the emplacer, trigger man, bomb maker, or financier.
  • Knowing basic IED indicators, and identifying IED components allows Soldiers to recognize potential IEDs before they can be used against them.
  • The links below contain up-to-date information regarding improvised explosive devices. Click on each section to learn more about how to defeat IEDs.

GENERAL

TYPES OF INITIATION

DELIVERY METHODS

COMPONENTS

HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES

OTHER THREATS

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