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Ieds Iraq

Defusing Explosive Landscapes

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

IEDs are the ideal metaphor for the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite all its firepower and money, the US has been unable to defuse these weapons of the weak.

A Call to Arms (and Legs) in the Civil War and in the Iraq War

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lapham's Quarterly

Since 2003, American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been losing limbs at twice the rate of any previous American war. More than six percent of injured US troops require amputation.