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Groups when they were in Iraq and now in Afghanistan.
Is hidden roadside bombs and there is software that's very helpful and locating.
So why won't the army use it more often.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel is looking for answers tonight.
Yeah we've improvised explosive devices or IUDs the single greatest threat to the US military and its mission in Afghanistan technology to detect the danger has become a critical tool research shows software -- -- talent here has improved the successful clearing of IED's by 12%.
And now a member of the house armed services committee is asking for congressional investigation.
Into why the army has resisted using it.
We have -- you have the ground combat commanders.
Asking for -- from the Pentagon.
And then not receiving it in fact the first brigade combat team of the 82 airborne sent this urgent need request on May twelfth.
The memo describes talent here as mission essential requirements for Force Protection.
And the targeting of -- -- threats that are not met by current intelligence systems.
We have email traffic where the 82 airborne action says wives are at stake this is gonna help us save lives and limbs.
In the -- -- -- bureaucrats actually say it -- talks.
Punters accuse the army of destroying internal reports that -- -- here over its own systems.
An army spokesman says there's an ongoing investigation being conducted to determine the facts in the matter.
Hunter a marine combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Says the army's logic doesn't make sense.
It's extremely cheap it's extremely simple to get running everybody's clambering for all the special forces -- using and our allies are -- -- a foreign intelligence.
Communities -- all 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.
At the Pentagon Press Secretary George Little says the detection and dismantling of IED's is a top priority for commanders in the field and -- secretary has full confidence in the army moved to look into issues that -- Maybe with respect.
But to the software but I would refer you to run the army for specifics on this matter.
Of the 187.
American troops killed in Afghanistan so far this year.
Were victims of IED's that is among the reasons why the house oversight committee.
Is likely to open an investigation in a matter of -- Brett -- Mike thank you.
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