Metz: Pentagon 'Not Ready to High-Five in the End Zone' on IED Defeat

By Marjorie Censer / December 11, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon office set up to combat improvised explosive devices should maintain its current focus rather than expand its portfolio to cover other threats, according to its top official. Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz, director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, said today there is still work to be done in the organization's "bread and butter" effort to defeat IEDs. "There is a tendency for some to look at us and say, 'Why don't you expand?' because we have,...

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