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Joint Improvised-Threat
Defeat Agency (JIDA)

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) was established in 2015 and replaced the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Many observers thought that with the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq in 2011 and the significant reduction of troops (9,800 at end of 2015) in Afghanistan that the need for a JIEDDO-type organization would go away. Not so much. In February 2016 JIDA was realigned under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). 1.

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November 19, 2015. "As JIEDDO Becomes JIDA, IED Threat Builds in Theater", Defense News.

July 13, 2015. "New DoD Agency Focuses on Improvised Threats", DoD News.




1. For the realignment under DTRA see "Department Realigns Counter Improvised Threat Capabilities", DoD News Release, February 2, 2016.



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