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-- a potential safety threat to our troops in Afghanistan and involves some highly sophisticated computer systems.
That are designed to help soldiers find -- -- then dismantle roadside bombs.
A Republican lawmaker says the army covered up positive reviews one product and refused to give it to some combat units.
That congressman has asked the house committee to investigate now keep in mind.
Reports indicate those improvised explosive devices -- roadside bombs are responsible for more than half of all troop deaths in Afghanistan.
-- manuals in DC this doesn't make a lot of sense -- -- -- when you just read they've found something they covered up that it was gonna help the troops at just doesn't pass the smell test what into the rest of this.
-- up one explanation is the people who purchase equipment for the army fell in love with a different system.
The congressman leading the charge on this is a marine combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.
And says the army's logic does not make sense.
It's extremely cheap it's extremely simple to get run and everybody -- clamoring for a all the special forces were using and our allies are using -- foreign intelligence.
Communities are -- using talent here.
The military's begging for it in the being told no but not for any other reason that.
The Pentagon doesn't like it.
Hunter also says the army initially wrote a favorable report about talent here and -- was destroyed -- replaced with a more critical documents so that is why.
Now hunters ask in the house oversight committee to look into this matter is that what's the Pentagon saying about these accusations Mike.
Push up an army spokesman says the scrapping of the good report for a more negative report well there's an ongoing investigation being conducted.
To determine the facts of the matter as for the overall pentagon here's Press Secretary George Little.
The detection and defeat.
Volume uses a top priority firm commanders in the field.
With respect to volunteer.
The secretary has full confidence in the army want to look into issues that -- may be with respect.
-- -- -- -- you very little say the detection and defeat of IDs is a top priority for commanders in the field.
Although this has people like Congressman Hunter scratching their heads Mike Emanuel on Capitol Hill -- keep us updated thank you.
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