Saturday, July 17, 2004

Battle of Wits With Rebels Over Bomb Technology

New York Times > International > Middle East > Street
Weaponry: G.I.'s in Battle of Wits With Rebels Over Bomb Technology

this constant chess match,' said Capt. J. Philip Ludvigson, a member of
the Stryker brigade combat team, named for the nimble armored vehicle
that made the sweeps.

'They change their techniques around and find out new ways to kill us,' he said, 'and we figure out new ways to counter it.'

test of wits is important in itself, expressing itself in lives gained
and lost. But soldiers involved in detecting and analyzing the devices
said the game might also be providing new insight into the mysterious,
dedicated and skilled core of people who might be leading the
insurgency, with devastating effect across Iraq."

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