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Ways and Means for Attacking the IED Network

ACTIVITY_NUMBER

SCI-243

CLASSIFICATION

NS

ACTIVITY_STATUS_LABEL

2

ACTIVITY_LABEL

RTG

START_DATE

01/01/2012

END_DATE

31/12/2014

ACTIVITY_OPEN_TO_PARTNERS

0

KEYWORDS

Countering IEDs; Attack the IED network; Intelligence; influencing strategic and operational environment; Understand; Prevent; Pursue

BACKGROUND

During the last decade, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been responsible for thousands of combat deaths/casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Much effort is put in developing new techniques to defeat IEDs, such as jamming or new vehicle designs, which have proven to be (temporarily) successful. Also, Preparing the Force has led to improved performance of the military in dealing with the continuous IED threat. However, at the same time it has been shown that insurgents adapt quickly to these countermeasures, and more sophisticated IEDs are now used in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the NATO approach to countering the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices, as laid down in the Allied Joint Doctrine for C-IED (AJP-3.15), the effort to understand the IED system and to disrupt it now has a prominent place. This proactive approach, under the phrase Attack the Network (AtN), has the goal of making it difficult for the adversary to create and emplace IEDs. Attacking the Network goes beyond physically (military) attacking the IED networks, it also seeks ways to separate an adversary from the population or remove the cause for adversaries to use violence. This approach, if successful, may be more efficient than trying to detect and neutralize every individual emplaced IED and will drive a wedge between the IED networks and the population. Attacking the IED networks has many different aspects, since the nodes in the network including the financer, the IED manufacturer, the scout, the transporter, etc., are connected in very different ways for instance by the flow of money, exchange of technical information, or intelligence on tactics, techniques and procedures of NATO forces. In this study the goal is to explore enhanced and/or new ways and means for attacking the IED network, using current methods for AtN and accompanying best practices as a starting point. This activity supports the following NATO LTCR item H2: C-IED. It will also support the NATO DAT item: C-IED.

OBJECTIVES

To explore and recommend enhanced and/or new ways and means for attacking the IED network. To reach this objective, current methods for AtN and accompanying best practices will be studied and approaches for AtN currently under consideration/development will be examined. 

TOPICS

The major technical topics of the activity are: 1. Understand and map IED Networks related to finance, procurement, recruiting and training, manufacturing and distribution of IEDs; 2. Creation of an inventory of current ways and means to attack the IED Ne

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