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January 13, 2006

Army Finally Commits To Sending New Body Armor Iraq  Politics

As reported here recently, a secret Pentagon study leaked to the NYT found that some 80% of the approximately 340 US troops who've died from torso wounds in Iraq could have been saved if they'd had proper body armor.

Now, three years too late, the Army is finally committing to production of 230,000 new sets of ceramic body armor plates this year. It remains to be seen if they'll meet their goal.

These guys never seem to do anything without a political motivation. Troops die; they drag their feet. A front-page story appears in the New York Times; they swing into action. Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by Jonathan at January 13, 2006 01:11 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb