Skip to comments.Hurt Locker: No proof U.S. life-saving anti-IED program ever implemented in Afghanistan
Posted on 07/23/2013 1:13:18 PM PDT by huldah1776
The U.S. military in Afghanistan spent $32 million to prevent Improvised Explosive Device attacks after more than 600 troops were killed, but brass has no proof the pricey effort was effective or even implemented. ... Culvert denial systems are a range of devices used to deny terrorists access to culverts pipes and tunnels used to channel water under roadways, and a favorite hiding spot for IEDs. The denial systems, from metal grates to more advanced devices, block entry to the pipes, but still allow water to flow. Prices to install the systems range from $800 to $6,500, the IG said.
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Not a very accurate article. I know this from first hand experience in country. We tracked this very well and assisted at times. The effectiveness is debatable with several factors contributing to the outcome.
The very brief but interesting comments indicate the system was deployed. Its deployment being ‘tracked’ at staff echelon level. ‘Effectiveness is debatable’ is a damning comment. This is a currently serving officer who is going to be very judicious in choosing his words to protect his career.
Does anyone in Freep land know how this system was supposed to work and are willing to discuss it and discuss its problems?
I agree w/ your #7 assessment.
You might want to ping others about it.
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