I'm an ex-public health inspector, turned political wonk. Yet, even with my lack of military training, two years ago – when it was introduced into Afghanistan - I said it was dangerous. It would kill people, I said.
It was dangerous. It did kill people. And they're now withdrawing it – because it's dangerous.
Generally, it is extremely bad form to say, "I told you so!" But, in this case, I'm saying it: I told you so!
See Defence of the Realm.