The most dangerous thing in the Iraq War: Bomb Detectors

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In the shadow of the bombed-out al Hamra hotel, there stands a familiar sight before the car-choked traffic of Baghdad’s Jadiriyah Street – a uniformed police officer, his ADE-651 in hand.

Small, plastic, and deemed useless by the US military, the British government and many ordinary Iraqis, this hand-held device remains the primary way vehicles are screened for explosives at checkpoints in the Iraqi capital. One by one, vehicles are waved forward and told to wait while security forces walk parallel, waiting for their antenna to twitch.

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