National Security

January 19, 2010

Rare IED success: MRAPs cut U.S. death rate in Afghanistan

While MRAPs are far from a guarantee, American troops traveling in them have become far less likely to be killed in IED attacks than their Canadian and British counterparts traveling in other types of vehicles. In 2009, the percentage of American troops killed in IED attacks fell to 40 percent from 50 percent, while the odds of a successful IED attack against their two largest NATO partners increased dramatically.

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