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The Dallas Morning News: Fighting IEDs and a Paradox

On Sunday April 1st, the Dallas Morning News ran a Q&A piece asking about the politics of getting Congress to take a stand on the issue of IEDs.

 

T he nonprofit Partners International Foundation launched a campaign in
Washington early this year aimed at getting Congress and the White
House to support global action against improvised explosive devices, or
IEDs, which have caused tens of thousands of casualties among civilians and U.S.
troops. The foundation got Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., to spearhead a nonparti-
san Capitol Hill effort to combat the use of IEDs, but only 27 House members and
no senators have agreed to sign. Points asked Bob Morris, a retired Army colonel
and founder of Partners International, about the politics behind getting Congress
to take a stand.
The nonprofit Partners International Foundation launched a campaign inWashington early this year aimed at getting Congress and the White House to support global action against improvised explosive devices, orIEDs, which have caused tens of thousands of casualties among civilians and U.S.troops. The foundation got Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., to spearhead a nonpartisan Capitol Hill effort to combat the use of IEDs, but only 27 House members and no senators have agreed to sign. Points asked Bob Morris, a retired Army colonel and founder of Partners International, about the politics behind getting Congressto take a stand.

 

A PDF version of the Dallas Morning News piece is available here

Tod Robberson wrote a followup blog post on 25 April 2012