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The Real-Life Baghdad Bomb Squad, Revisited

“The Hurt Locker” may have swept the Oscars, but it drew plenty of fire from veterans for its inaccuracies. […]Criticisms aside, the movie did put the spotlight on the extraordinary work done in Iraq and Afghanistan by explosive ordnance disposal teams — and the terrible lethality and sophistication of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. It would be hard to overstate how quickly the threat evolved: Back in 2005, Maj. Bruce Paterson, director of the IED working group at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, reminded people working on technological solutions that there was no quick fix, no silver bullet, when it came to detecting and countering these deadly devices.

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How Trump Could Have Reacted to the Election

It was predictable, and widely predicted, that Donald Trump would respond to an election loss, particularly one by as narrow a margin as this, with claims of fraud, efforts to delegitimize the outcome, and increasingly implausible attempts to find some lever to overturn it. Handling setbacks without grace or ... Read More
Elections

How Trump Could Have Reacted to the Election

It was predictable, and widely predicted, that Donald Trump would respond to an election loss, particularly one by as narrow a margin as this, with claims of fraud, efforts to delegitimize the outcome, and increasingly implausible attempts to find some lever to overturn it. Handling setbacks without grace or ... Read More