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03/28/2011 08:20 am ET | Updated May 28, 2011

JIEDDO, Pentagon's IED Detection Program, Has Not Delivered

JIEDDO's outgoing director, Lt. General Michael Oates admits "there are no silver bullets that are going to solve this problem," Indeed, the most effective IED detectors today are the same as before JIEDDO, and they don't hum, whir, shoot, scan, or fly. They talk. And they bark. The best bomb detectors, Oates says, are still dogs working with handlers, local informants, and the trained soldier's eye.

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