According to a Navy intelligence document obtained by The Intercept, the Pentagon lost U.S. military equipment intended for a $750 million program. The program was to help U.S. soldiers identify roadside bombs.
The lost U.S. military equipment consisted of thermal optic imaging and night vision devices, which was used to help locate explosive devices that killed millions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
An intelligence brief by the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service and its Multiple Threat Alert Center tells the Intercept, “Since 2009, some of this advanced hardware has been reported as missing and is actively being sold or discussed on the global market on a variety of websites.”
According to Gawker, the equipment has been spotted on 13 various websites such as Ebay, Craigslist, texasguntalk.com and sportfishermen.com. Each device is labeled under different categories, like hunting equipment or sporting goods.
The approximately 32,000 pieces of equipment issued to the program were lost due to a lack of responsibility and easy access from outside sources, says an intelligence brief to Gawker.
So anyone with some extra cash laying around or a dream to become a spy, can purchase these highly sensitive U.S. military equipment via Ebay. Fair warning though, do not be surprised if you have U.S. government officials knocking on your door once the package is delivered.