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Iraq's $85 Million "Security" Wands

  • Aired: 08/05/2014
  • 00:43
  • Rating: NR
At police checkpoints in Iraq, officers routinely make use of a security device known as an ADE 651 wand to detect for guns and ammunition. The Iraqi government has spent $85 million on the devices, despite their long history of ineffectiveness.
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At Iraqi police checkpoints, officers use a tool with a long history of ineffectiveness.
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