"Attacks from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are one of the major causes of Soldiers and Marines being killed in action (KIA) and wounded in action (WIA). The construct of IED defeat operations supports the National Security Strategy to defeat terrorism and prevent attacks against the United States (U.S.) and coalition forces. It also supports Joint Vision 2020 and the Army Campaign Plan. A key component is the implementation of an integrated IED strategy to counter IED threats and support the Global War on Terrorism. Attaining this goal requires the steady infusion of integrated doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) solutions to counter IED threats to meet the Army's requirements. The IED threat and the protection of our Soldiers and Marines are an extremely important mission. Until recently, there was no single proponent designated to coordinate DOTMLPF solutions for these types of explosive hazards impacting our freedom of maneuver. In August 2004, the Department of the Army (DA) assigned the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as the Army specified proponent for IED defeat. TRADOC then assigned the Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) to conduct a mission analysis and determine resource requirements for implementing an integrated DOTMLPF strategy to counter IED threats. MANSCEN was further tasked to establish an IED Defeat Integrated Capabilities Development Team (ICDT) to develop an integrated DOTMLPF strategy to counter IED threats."
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