DOD Report Cites Shortfall In Afghan Counter-IED Forces

By Christopher J. Castelli / July 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM
Afghan forces are not fielding nearly enough units to counter improvised explosive devices, the leading cause of deaths and injuries to coalition and Afghan troops and civilians in Afghanistan, according to a Pentagon report released today. The progress report on security and stability in Afghanistan states that IEDs caused more than 2,500 civilian casualties and more than 4,100 casualties among Afghan forces in 2012. A "significant gap" remains in fielding the required number of Afghan units prepared to counter IEDs,...

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