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More than 80% of the IEDs are homemade explosives using calcium ammonium nitrate fertilizer produced in Pakistan, said Navy Capt. Douglas Borrebach, deputy director for resources and requirements at the Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Organization.

“The border is a sieve,” Borrebach said. “You can do your checkpoints, but that’s not going to help stem the supply.”

The military is working with the State Department, other U.S. agencies and Pakistan’s government to prevent fertilizer from reaching the insurgents’ bomb factories.

Source: Tom Vanden Brook for USA Today.

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