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Military has to fight to purchase lauded IED buster
The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 07/17/2012 11:51:43 AM PDT by huldah1776

...getting permission to buy the detection system has not been easy, a congressman says.

The detective is not a sniffer dog, surveillance gear or metal detector. It is a software platform called Palantir that allows intelligence analysts to quickly mine streams of war-fighting data and calculate likely spots where the Taliban are hiding improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to attack allied convoys.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; budget; ied; military
Take the funding away from the solar panel people and save the lives of civilians (CIA Director Petraeus) and our military.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 11:51:55 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

IED’s are not a problem ... simply kill every man , woman and child within a mile of the IED blast and after a VERY short while they will not tolerate anyone planting the bombs.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 12:07:07 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
IED’s are not a problem ... simply kill every man , woman and child within a mile of the IED blast and after a VERY short while they will not tolerate anyone planting the bombs.

The Russians tried a very similar strategy with proven negative results. This is a tribal society. They will fight to the last by any means available.

3 posted on 07/17/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: huldah1776

Yet another missed opportunity by the GOP to nail zero and his treason.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Carry_Okie

In that case, we should do what General “Stonewall” Jackson said during the battle of Fredricksburg: “Kill them. Kill them all.”

Actually, seriously, post 911, we should have destroyed the country and left. . .leaving a warning that if they EVER stuck their heads out of that sh*tbox again, we would take Stonewalls advice.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 12:32:14 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Carry_Okie
>"This is a tribal society. They will fight to the last by any means available. "

Send in the Daleks!

6 posted on 07/17/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Neidermeyer

How about the opposite tack? Pay them to protect a stretch of road. No IED - food, water, electricity and money are yours.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 1:03:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Actually, since it’s a Palantir, send in the Nazgul. And have them bring along a few thousand Orcs, Wargs and Urukhai.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: huldah1776

Since this seems to be the Major Killer of our Military, they should stop at nothing to protect our Military on the battlefield.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Neidermeyer

IED’s are not a problem ... simply kill every man , woman and child within a mile of the IED blast and after a VERY short while they will not tolerate anyone planting the bombs.

I get your point, but that is a ton of collateratal damage


10 posted on 07/17/2012 2:08:27 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: easternsky

Took a long time for them to stop using hummers in Iraq, and fortifying the guys on the top with that really big gun. (no I don’t know what it’s called or the caliber... :) I


11 posted on 07/17/2012 3:40:01 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Cyclone59
I get your point, but that is a ton of collateratal damage

Take a trip to Walter Reed, then come back and tell us about collateral damage again.

12 posted on 07/17/2012 5:39:20 PM PDT by itsahoot (I’ve lost even my write-in candidate now.)
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To: huldah1776

Solution: Don`t Drive on the Roads.
Use OFFROAD vehicles or ACV`s offroad instead-


13 posted on 07/18/2012 8:41:12 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Air?? . what??? Who knew? .)
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Actually, they need to pave the roads! Good job creation...

http://www.smh.com.au/world/new-road-paved-with-promises-and-projects-20090927-g7r5.html


14 posted on 07/18/2012 10:08:15 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Carry_Okie

Then we need to get to the last one......


15 posted on 07/22/2012 11:51:58 AM PDT by Squantos
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