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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Helicopters Help Capture Comb-er- Bomb Makers

If you look closely at the listing of headlines from the front page of the DoD anti-terrorism website from today as seen in the capture above (click it to make it bigger), then you might be surprised to find that air assets are needed to deal with the threat of "comb makers."

The link leads to the real story:

Soldiers Use Air Assets to Capture Bomb Makers:
“Conducting missions with the use of aviation assets decreases the risk to Coalition Forces on the ground with minimal risk to those soldiers in the air,” continued Atienza. “In addition, the (helicopters) allow for a 360-degree view of the battlefield and can, for instance, greatly assist ground forces in locating individuals that are triggering improvised explosive devices (IEDs),” he said.

Nice to see the gremlins are not visiting my keyboard only.

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