February 28, 2007

Study on Afghan human bombs

From Spencer Ackerman. The conclusions seem basically correct: foot-borne suicide bombs are a highly effective method of killing civilians. They are essentially a low-payoff provision in aggregate against a force of soldiers with their guard up. I'd like to read the actual study, and see whether a distinction was made between vehicle-borne and human-borne weapons, which I'd have said have somewhat different profiles in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

UPDATE: Direct link.

Posted by BruceR at 11:58 AM