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Defeating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Other Asymmetric Threats: Today's Efforts and Tomorrow's Requirements: Hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, September 16, 2008 [video]   [open video - 0B]

This recorded audio feed is from the September 16, 2008 testimony, "Defeating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Other Asymmetric Threats: Today's Efforts and Tomorrow's Requirements," before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. From Vic Snyder's opening statement: "The reason we're here today is that the IED remains the number one cause of casualties to Coalition Forces in Iraq. More than half of U.S. deaths due to enemy action have been the result of IEDs. Although IEDs are not a new threat, they have been used with unprecedented frequency in Iraq and are on the rise in Afghanistan. They promise to be a weapon of choice for a long time into the future around the world." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Vic Snyder, Subcommittee Chairman; Lieutenant General Thomas F. Metz, USA, Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Organization; William Beasley, Director, Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics); Tom Matthews, Director, Warfighter Requirements and Evaluations, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence); Major General Jason K. Kamiya, USA, Director, Joint Training Directorate (J7), U.S. Joint Forces Command, and Bradley Berkson, Director, Programs, Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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2008-09-16
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U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services: http://armedservices.house.gov/
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