Ministry of Defence
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IEDs - the unseen enemy
A thought-provoking exhibition on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) opened recently, 19 July, at the National Army Museum in London.
Some call them the perfect soldier. They never sleep. They don’t need feeding. Permanently on duty, they can wait patiently for years, until it is time for them to act.
And when they do, in an instant they can change lives, causing confusion and destruction. Over the last decade the improvised explosive device has become the insurgents’ weapon of choice and entered our lexicon of evil.
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