Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2006
End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2006
IEDs kill about 40 Americans a month and continue to be the single largest threat facing American and coalition forces in Iraq. They are the most effective way to cause the most harm at the least cost and are also often augmented with conventional mines on routes and soft shoulders that are vulnerable to surface-laid and dug-in anti-vehicle and antipersonnel mines. IEDs have given a new scope to warfighting.
This conference will provide practical information required to counter IED threats with the focus being placed on combining training and technology and evaluating technological capabilities. In addition to this, detection techniques, threat assessment and planning and policies for counteracting terrorism will also be taken into consideration
Colonel John A. Hadjis, Head, Training Support, Camp Shelby, US ARMY.
Colonel Bobby Nicholson, Co-Chairman, TRADOC IED Defeat Integrated Capabilities Development Team (IED DICDT), US ARMY.
Captain Marvin H. Heinze, Commander, EOD Group One, US NAVY.