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Thursday, December 8, 2022

A new fear for soldiers in Iraq

By LISA HOFFMAN

Remember these three letters: EFP.

What they represent may soon supplant IEDs as the most feared insurgent weapon in Iraq.

EFP — for “explosively formed projectile” — is the new acronym of death for U.S. troops, who are increasingly falling victim to such bombs on the already treacherous byways of Iraq. Unlike “improvised explosive devices,” these weapons pack enough punch to fell a mighty Abrams tank, something the relatively crude IEDs only aspire to do.

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