There can be few weapons which have struck such fear into armed forces around the world, or made so many shocking headlines, as IEDs ? Improvised Explosive Devices. In effect a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action, dealing with these devices, and the threat they pose, continues to be one of the most important, and dangerous, duties of military and associated personnel.This guide, compiled by an internationally acknowledged expert in this field, is a manual for military, police and diplomatic staff who are faced with an explosive hazard threat in the course of their duties. As well as detailing the nature of IED and other weapon threats to peacekeeping forces and political missions, this book looks at terrorist and insurgency tactics, techniques and procedures, and how they can be dealt with. The author also looks at the possible future nature of IEDs and terrorism and the role of intelligence and surveillance, as well as tactics and equipment, in neutralizing these ever-present dangers.With IEDs one of the key weapons in the terrorists? arsenal, this book will of paramount importance to military and paramilitary personnel as well as political and civilian representatives employed in high risk areas around the world.
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