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Originally posted by andpau66
Originally posted by Eyeofhorus
Did these insurgents inherit the teachings from us when we aided out former ally, against the war on communism (al queda)?
Originally posted by Souljah
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., May 3, 2005 -- In 1965, the U.S. Army published a detailed manual on how to build and hide booby traps, complete with detailed diagrams illustrating various means of wiring detonators to explosives, and advising on the best locations for concealing the deadly bombs along roadways and elsewhere.
I believe that pretty much answers your question. The army published the manual.. they picked it up and read it.
And, regardless of how the insurgents got the techniques, we should be able to neutralize them, since we made them up, DECADES ago. Makes you wonder, though; what if an enemy gets some of our more sophisticated techs? From what we see now, we'd be in deep $hit...
Originally posted by SportyMB
Ok, the US did not invent IED's. You sources have are 100% false.
IED, improvsed explosive device.
An IED is any device not professionaly manufactured that is designed to explode and cause bodily harm or death.
There are a few characteristics such as timing devices, sensors wich could me motion, audible or vibration or many more variations
IED's have been around for a long time, the war in Iraq made them very popular amongst civilians. The US simply dubbed it the name "IED".
And how should they know the best way to disarm IED's????
IED are unique to the person who makes it!!!
Google link here
They can be cellphones, boxes, bags, shoes, PEOPLE, canisters, ect...
Originally posted by yanchek
The German engineers in WWII were masters in booby traps and defensive tactics. It was continous fight betwen German and Allied engineers. They put antitank mine on top on another antitank mine etc. My personal favourite is when they boobytraped even a natural cover where the allied engineers wanted to hide before they detonated the boobytrap. Targeting not only enemy personel but eng. corp too. Simply genious. There is no limit to human ingenuity and resourcefullnes.
Washington, DC, May. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has approved $10 million to rush 10,000 new jammers to Iraq to help combat roadside bombs, Pentagon officials said Thursday.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- After a civil engineer was injured by a submunition while clearing a beddown area during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, it was time to find a solution to the problem
WASHINGTON --- New 5-ton armored "gun trucks" fielded in Iraq are providing U.S. troops with effective protection against insurgents' improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire, a senior military researcher said today on Capitol Hill.
Take a gun truck's standard 5-ton heftiness - heavier than a Humvee -- then add armor and multiweapons capacity -- including hard-hitting .50-caliber machine guns - and you've got "a much more serious convoy protection platform," DeTeresa explained.