Taliban Alters Its Deadly IED Tactics

Daily News Article - April 8, 2011


1. What are IEDs?

2. How did Taliban terrorists initially use IEDs against American soldiers in Afghanistan?

3. How did the U.S. military successfully put a stop to the Taliban's IED attacks on military convoys?

4. What new tactic is the Taliban in Afghanistan using to injure American soldiers?

5. What solution does Rep. Duncan Hunter propose?

6. Re-read paragraphs 18-21.What do you think of the Pentagon's attempts to defeat IEDs vs. the field commanders' and/or Rep. Hunter's proposed solution? Explain your answer.