I certainly hope the government didn’t know about the threat of insurgents using IEDs and simply neglected to prepare for it!
WASHINGTON â€” Military leaders knew the dangers posed by roadside bombs before the start of the Iraq war but did little to develop vehicles that were known to better protect forces from what proved to be the conflict’s deadliest weapon, a report by the Pentagon inspector general says.
The Pentagon “was aware of the threat posed by mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) â€¦ and of the availability of mine resistant vehicles years before insurgent actions began in Iraq in 2003,” says the 72-page report, which was reviewed by USA TODAY.
Lesson learned: Don’t start a war with no real plan on what you hope to do during and after the war.
I think someone has to be held accountable for this type of behavior. How are you going to know that the insurgents would rather use IEDs instead of a straight fire fight with U.S. soldiers, and still not make sure our troops are better protected?