Improvised Explosive Devices: Booklet of Related Readings 4: Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organizations   [open pdf - 576KB]

"This booklet represents the second in a series of compilations of print and electronic articles that are relevant to the defeat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that insurgent and terrorist operatives use to kill and injure U.S. military forces and civilian populations. The readings are related to IED technology, social networks that may provide insight into how insurgent groups communicate and relate to their members, and other technical and cultural phenomena that will help the Joint Improvised Explosive Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) meet its mission. The first section of the booklet contains abstracts of the articles included in the booklet in alphabetical order by author and title. The abstracts are hyperlinked to the article itself located later in the booklet. At the end of each article is a hot link to the original article on the Internet. Information of particular relevance is highlighted in yellow." Articles included in the booklet cover the following topics: Islamism in London, detection technology in mine trucks, Pakistan musicians creating music that reflects Western and Sufi values, details on the first female suicide bomber attack in Pakistan in December 2007, former Iraqi military intelligence officer fighting al-Qa'ida, German police working with local imams to prevent crime, Jaish-e-Mohammed focusing on the judiciary in Uttar Predesh, Israel considering underground sensor technology to prevent Palestinian terrorists from infiltrating, American Imam believes Islam and America can benefit each other, USMC decision to purchase fewer Mine resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, interview with Mufti Mustafa Cagrici of Turkey.

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