The security forces in Iraq use a device to detect bombs and weapons that the US military believes to be useless, the ADE 651 device uses a telescopic metal rod to detect explosives in much the same way as dowsing for water.
"Despite major bombings that have rattled the nation, and fears of rising violence as American troops withdraw, Iraq’s security forces have been relying on a device to detect bombs and weapons that the United States military and technical experts say is useless."
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Source: New York Times
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