Improvised Explosive Devices: Booklet of Related Readings 1: Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organizations   [open pdf - 825KB]

"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: background on politics and religion in Pakistan, jam resistant antennas, Muslim automobiles, open source warfare, using game theory to improve airport security, interview with the director of the documentary 'Making of a Martyr', potential suicide bombers travelling from Syria into Iraq, al-Qa'ida recruiting children in Great Britain, CAT scan technology used for security screening, connections between the Taliban and the Pakistani military and trends in jihadist movements in Europe.

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