Washington D.C. — Today, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee released a new report on the Department of Defense’s ongoing efforts to defeat improvised explosive devices (IEDs):

 The full report can be found at http://www.house.gov/hasc.

 “We have to keep asking how we’re doing in this fight against IEDs,” Subcommittee Chairman Vic Snyder (D-AR) said. “We’ve made a huge investment in countering and defeating IEDs, but we still can’t say that the effort has been successful.  We owe it to the men and women facing this threat everyday to provide them the best tools and training to keep them safe and defeat IEDs.”

 "The Joint IED Defeat Organization has played an important role in helping our troops fight back against insurgents using IED's to terrorize civilians and military alike in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Subcommittee Ranking Member Todd Akin (R-MO). “JIEDDO was created as an agile and temporary organization to fight an emerging threat. The question now before us is where JIEDDO as an organization should go next. This report will hopefully help move that conversation forward thoughtfully."