Program Note: Tonight, on AC 360º at 10 P.M. ET, Michael Ware joins us from the Middle East with the latest coverage on ther situation in Afghanistan.
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Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
The Pentagon's Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization reported the following statistics about coalition forces killed or wounded in Afghanistan by insurgent IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in 2009. A United States' top military official is calling them the "No. 1 threat" to troops there. June was the worst month yet in 2009.
February: 18 killed, 33 wounded
March: 19 killed, 56 wounded
April: 6 killed, 52 wounded
May: 12 killed, 96 wounded
June: 23 killed, 166 wounded
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