Leadership: July 30, 2005


The United States is spending $1.23 billion this year to come up with better ways to deal with IEDs (improvised explosive devices; roadside and suicide bombs) in Iraq, and elsewhere. While a lot of effort has gone into developing more armor and jamming, the research has also revealed that more, and better, training will probably be more effective in producing lower casualty rates. Its been noted that better trained units have suffered noticeably lower casualties from IEDs. These units, as many do, implemented their own additional training programs, and these are being used to come up with new, mandatory, training for all units operating in Iraq. This is not the first time that training proved to be the most successful bit of equipment on the battlefield. However, its apparently human nature to first look for a hardware solution. 


Article Archive

Leadership: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close