Improvised Explosive Devices: Booklet of Related Readings 6: Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organizations   [open pdf - 893KB]

"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: al-Qa'ida possibly moving headquarters to Yemen, iris scanning technology, al-Qa'ida affiliates in Algeria using senior to carry out attacks, Hamas forms suicide bomber unit, gauging threat of holiday attacks in the U.S, Muqtada al-Sadr studying at the Hawzah in Najaf to gain authority to issue fatwas, analysis of competing strategies between al-Qa'ida and the U.S., GPS with privacy protection.

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