Carter: IED Task Force A Six-Month 'Integrative Effort'

By Marjorie Censer / November 23, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The new task force established by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan will be a six-month "intensive integrative effort," the Pentagon acquisition executive said today. The task force -- which Gates announced earlier this month -- is intended to convene all of the organizations that now seek to counter IEDs, including the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance task force; the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle task force; and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Ashton...

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