Congrats to MA in Global Security Studies student Jeremiah Foxwell for his recent publication in the Small Wars Journal.
Jeremiah is writing his MA thesis on social and cultural issues surrounding the use of improvised explosive devices.
As he was writing his case studies for his Research and Thesis I paper--on the Irish Republican Army (IRA)'s use of IEDs in 1982--he also submitted his analysis to The Small Wars Journal, where it was published last week.
Both of these attacks share the same formula for execution - spectacular IEDs, with culturally aware emplacement and precision targeting and triggering. So an analysis of the technology that IRA network had access to, the organization’s motivations, and of the pattern-of-life sequences on July 20, 1982 in Hyde and Regent Parks may have predicted the IEDs’ likely emplacements and designs.
Jeremiah is a US Navy EOD veteran, and currently works at the Joint IED Defeat Organization as an analyst.