U.S. Military Goods For Sale In Pakistan
CBS Evening News Exclusive: From Boots To Night-Vision Gear, Looted American Equipment Coveted By Taliban
CBS, Feb. 6, 2009 | by Sheila MacVicar
(CBS) U.S. equipment, coveted by the Taliban, is now openly for sale in the Pakistani border town of Peshawar, CBS News correspondent Sheila MacVicar reports. Among the goods: boots, camouflage, even high-power binoculars and sophisticated night-vision gear.
A CBS News camera took these exclusive pictures of looted U.S. military supplies.
CBS News has been told there are U.S. weapons for sale there, too, improving Taliban capabilities and posing a growing risk to U.S. and coalition forces.
"This is state-of-the-art military equipment. If you're going to fight a war these days, you're much better off fighting at night," said defense analyst Paul Beaver. "If you've got the equipment, sniper scopes and night-vision equipment, you can put the enemy off balance."
All this brand new equipment ends up there after Taliban attacks hit and loot NATO convoys.
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