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Inside the Pentagon's Failure to Develop an Anti-IED Device

A bloodstained man stands at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan last April. The Army has yet to provide troops with a "bulk material" kit to detect IED precursor chemicals, despite the fact that a private-sector device has been available since at least 2012. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani) 

By    |   Thursday, 31 January 2019 09:37 PM

In this second of a three-part special report on the IED plague killing Americans in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, Newsmax peers further into the Army’s reluctance to field the Ai-HME-001detection kit, a handheld device available since 2012 that has been proven effective in detecting the precursor chemicals used to make homemade bombs.

No one on Capitol Hill needs to explain the threat of improvised explosive devices to Florida GOP Rep. Brian Mast. The night of Sept. 19, 2010, then-Army Staff Sgt. Mast was serving his country as an explosive ordinance disposal technician. He was clearing a path across a bridge for U.S. Army Rangers, and his life was about to change forever.

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In this second of a three-part special report on the IED plague killing Americans in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, Newsmax peers further into the Army's reluctance to field the Ai-HME-001detection kit, a handheld device available since 2012 that has been proven effective in...
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