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Critics: Red Tape Thwarting Efforts to Save Soldiers From IED Attacks

U.S. Marines in Afghanistan train with the Ai-HME-001, a device that can detect the precursor chemicals used to make the IEDs that kill Americans. (Image courtesy of American Innovations, Inc.)

By | Friday, 01 February 2019 10:24 PM

In this final segment of a three-part series on the devastating IED attacks that have left Americans dead and maimed in Afghanistan and Iraq, questsin looks at how a handheld device that detects IED precursor chemicals could save the lives of American soldiers -- if only the Army would adopt it.

When the U.S. Army recently admitted its acquisition process needed a complete overhaul, no one should have been surprised. After all, one Army study showed that between 1995 and 2009, the Pentagon invested over $32 billion in programs that flopped so badly they had to be cancelled.

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In this final segment of a three-part series on the devastating IED attacks that have left Americans dead and maimed in Afghanistan and Iraq, questsin looks at how a handheld device that detects IED precursor chemicals could save the lives of American soldiers -- if only the...
improvised explosives, ied, afghanistan, iraq, army, fertilizer detector
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2019-24-01
Friday, 01 February 2019 10:24 PM
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