Military Periscope Logo

U.S. Deaths Linked To IEDs On Decline

June 29 2012


The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan by improvised bombs has been dropping, reports USA Today.

According to the latest DoD figures, less than half of fatalities are now caused by improvised explosive devices, according to the Dept. of Defense.

There has been, however, a 5 percent increase in IED incidents since March.

This year's decline is in part attributed to the shift in combat operations from the south to eastern Afghanistan, where coalition troops are...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC Contract Number: LCFDL19D0065

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

(+1) 202-450-3967

©Military Periscope 2022

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.