Oct 30, 2013 ASDNews Source : US Army
For years, route clearance patrols have helped keep the streets of Afghanistan safe from improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army combat engineers scour the country every day looking for IEDs, not just to ensure safe travel for military convoys, but also to protect the Afghan citizens who use the roads as well.
But the day of the route clearance patrol has come to an end.
In the continuing effort to increase operational effectiveness, route clearance patrol across Afghanistan are being reborn as combined-arms route clearance operations, or CARCOs.