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Will Coalition Troops Be Allowed to Use Special Forces Technology to Counter IED Attacks?

In Afghanistan, population-centric operations to increase Afghan human security and support for the Coalition are being underpinned by high-end technological efforts that directly target the insurgents (INS). Targeting is crucial in any counter-insurgency (COIN) effort where kinetic operations are concerned and Afghanistan is certainly no exception. It is well documented how careless or misguided strikes have inflicted dire civilian casualties, causing the legitimacy of ISAF troops to be undermined as Afghan support is lost.

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