Audio: C-IED Schoolhouse Story 1 of 5
Audio by Rick Haverinen
The improvised explosive device is not new to warfare, but it has become a principal concern for U.S and partner nation forces operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense has reacted to the IED in multiple ways, including the creation of the Joint IED Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, (RHYMES WITH PIE-dough) which counters the IED threat with the creation and funding of strategies, equipment and programs such as Attack the Network, Train the Force and Defeat the Device. Rick Haverinen, (HAVE-rih-nen) a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Army Transportation School, has prepared a series of radio stories that focus on the U.S. military’s training of service members to counter the IED threat. The next story in the series visits the U.S. Army’s A-symmetric Warfare Office and the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Trainer at Fort Bragg, N.C.