FINALLY Addressing the IED Problem

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    Robots Built in W.Va. Going to Iraq to Detonate Bombs
    By Cindi Lash, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    April 21, 2006

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Zipping over the pavement on saucer-sized black wheels, the remote-controlled truck at first glance appears to be a souped-up version of a battery-powered sidewalk toy.

    But by next week, hundreds of these metal-sheathed, camera-equipped robots will be hitting the ground in Iraq, where U.S. soldiers will use them to destroy lethal improvised explosive devices from a distance.

    The remote-controlled BomBot, aims to provide U.S. forces with a safer, more cost-effective way to detonate the improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that increasingly are used by opponents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06111/683981-115.stm
     
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    That is excellent news!
     
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    I know some folks that will be glad to see those.
     
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    American ingenuity plus technology will come up with an answer every time. Wouldn't it be great if we could apply this formula in the realm of politics?
     

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