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Global Bomb Disposal Experts Meet at Ft. Leonard Wood

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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) — U.S. military members are meeting with soldiers from nine other countries this week at the Army’s Fort Leonard Wood to talk about the evolving threat of improvised explosive devices.

Participants will talk about coping with IEDs in Afghanistan and the best strategies for addressing the threat.

Route clearance equipment used by U.S. forces also will be on display at today’s meeting at the southern Missouri post.

The military personnel taking part in the conference are from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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