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Hackensack Chronicle The average fitness fan might have no idea what kettlebell weight training is. Hackensack Firefighter Michael Oates, however, is more than familiar with this exercise regimen. On Oct. 29, Oates, nicknamed "Mighty" by his fellow
The military has reduced the number of troops wounded or killed by homemade bombs in Afghanistan by 37% since August by improving its ability to find the explosives before they blow up. About one-sixth of the bombs used by insurgents in January ended
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Two Afghan army soldiers wounded in an IED explosion are carried into a U.S. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), basically homemade bombs, are a threat to the world, not just to Afghanistan and Iraq where they are widely
Seizures of a key ingredient for homemade bombs in Afghanistan have risen sharply in recent months, a trend that top officers hope can stem the tide of improvised explosive devices, the top killer of U.S. troops there. Last month, U.S. and Afghan
The problem started in Iraq and has now moved to Afghanistan. Insurgents plant bombs, often simple, homemade ones, near or under roads and detonate them when troops pass by. The military calls them Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, and they have
Commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan have been reluctant to launch more secret operations because of an excess of caution about violating military rules and international law, a top Army officer says. The tentative approach to "deception operations"
Afghanistan last year, relying on explosives that are often far more primitive than the ones used in Iraq . The embrace of a low-tech approach by Taliban-trained bombmakers -- they are building improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, out of