they wouldn't. The only IED clearing that the Army does is to make way for our own vehicles. There is no reason for us to clear a roadway if we aren't the ones using it.
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most "mines" in Afghanistan and Iraq are triggered when a certain amount of weight presses down on the trigger, closing an electrical circuit and exploding a normally homemade explosive. IED's are commonly placed on busy roads, local vehicles don't trigger the explosives because they aren't heavy enough. It's only when our very heavy armored vehicles roll across them that they are heavy enough to close the circuit. this device is not heavy enough to set off modern IED's or "mines"
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