Percentage of U.S. military deaths by roadside bomb (IED), 2004: Approximately 33%.Definitely read the entire piece. And think about it the next time you order a pizza.
Percentage of U.S. military deaths by roadside bomb (IED), 2007: Approximately 80%.
Amount Pentagon invested in counter-IED jamming technology in the last year: $1.6 billion; $6 billion since the war began.
Amount needed to make a typical IED (which can be built from instructions on the Internet): "About the cost of a pizza," according to Newsweek magazine.
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