ABSTRACT

Improvised Threats: Warfighter Support Maintained, but Clearer Responsibilities and Improved Information Sharing Needed, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

"IEDs [improvised explosive devices] are one of the most lethal weapons available to terrorists and enemy combatants. DOD reported that between January 2007 and February 2018, approximately 9,000 IED incidents were targeted against U.S. and allied military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan resulting in about 23,000 casualties. The House Armed Services Committee included a provision in a committee report for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to assess JIDO's [Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization] transition under DTRA [ Defense Threat Reduction Agency]. This report: (1) assesses the status of JIDO's transition under DTRA; (2) describes how, if at all, the transition has affected JIDO's warfighter support; and (3) identifies what, if any, challenges could affect JIDO's continued efficiency and effectiveness. GAO examined DOD documentation including directives and plans, and met with DOD officials."

Report Number:
GAO-18-509
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Date:
2018-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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