U.S. Army Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Guide Iraq and Afghanistan

TC 9-21-01(093-89D-01)

  • 40 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • February 2004


The purpose of this guide is to give Commanders, Leaders and Soldiers a training tool representing some of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) used in both the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of operation.

The intent of this guide is to support readiness, unit training, operational planning, and awareness as well as provide information in relation to Reacting to a Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED) common task 093-401 -5050. Both training and awareness are a proven and effective force protection tool as well as a combat multiplier.

This guide is not all inclusive and should not be used as a sole source of information. Commanders and leaders must remain abreast of current intelligence, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and local command standing operating procedures (SOPs) available in particular areas of operation in relation to the Improvised Explosive Device threat.

This guide does not cover IED firing / fuzing systems (internal design) or Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tactics, techniques and procedures. This guide is derived from multiple unclassified source documentation and materials.

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