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IED petting zoo

IED petting zoo
 n.— «A special training ground has been set up at Fort Drum where soldiers headed for Iraq and Afghanistan are being trained how to spot improvised explosive devices blamed for causing most of the casualties suffered by U-S troops.…Soldiers refer to it as the I-E-D petting zoo because they can walk through the exhibit and get a hands-on look at the techniques most commonly used by insurgents.» —“Fort Drum ‘petting zoo’ used to train troops to spot roadside bombs” in Fort Drum, N.Y WSTM-TV Oct. 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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