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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