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Digital Triage Forensics by Richard Watson, Stephen Pearson

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Chapter 3 Conducting pre/postblast investigations

Introduction

In this chapter, we discuss the role of WIT in conducting pre- and postblast investigations of IED scenes as well as preparing for those missions. Scene safety will be discussed as the WIT operator conducts IED scene analysis to determine what types of IED events have taken place. We will discuss the common forms of IED attacks, scene investigation limitations as well as evidence collection and postmission reporting. Finally, we discuss detainee operations as they pertain to the WIT mission.

WITs role within the EOD team

When WITs are deployed to their AOR, they are married up with an EOD team, who responds to 9-Line calls when IEDs, caches, and postblast scenes are detected ...

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