U.S. Homeland Security official stresses IED preparations
By Jennifer Lin
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PHILADELPHIA — It's the weapon of choice of terrorists - the IED, an acronym that has crept into the vocabulary of Americans with the war in Iraq.
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff came to Philadelphia to tout the ways the federal government was trying to raise understanding of "improvised explosive devices" — how they are made, who is using them, where and how.