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Defense Secretary Gates leads effort to find ways to reduce threat from roadside bombs in Afghanistan

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in Oshkosh Thursday that he'll lead a major effort to find new ways to reduce the threat from roadside bombs in Afghanistan.

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Those ambush weapons account for eight of every 10 U.S. casualties in that country.

And the new style of all-terrain vehicles being made at the Oshkosh Corp., is considered a step toward making the troops in those vehicles safer.

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