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Panel on Iraq bombings grows to $3b effort

Critics say it has been ineffective

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / June 25, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- A special military task force on improvised explosive devices -- launched in 2003 as a 12-person office to develop quick strategies for combating homemade bombs in Iraq -- has quietly expanded into a $3 billion-per-year arm of the Pentagon, with more than 300 employees and thousands of contract workers, according to Pentagon data analyzed by the Globe. (Full article: 1712 words)

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