Saturday, January 07, 2006

Pentagon Study Links Fatalities to Body Armor
By MICHAEL MOSS
Published: January 7, 2006
NY Times
A secret Pentagon study has found that as many as 80 percent of the marines who have been killed in Iraq from wounds to the upper body could have survived if they had had extra body armor. Such armor has been available since 2003, but until recently the Pentagon has largely declined to supply it to troops despite calls from the field for additional protection, according to military officials...

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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/07/politics/07armor.html?th=&adxnnl=1&emc=th&adxnnlx=1136649690-V3UtxFgtOVxeud4Tl4be3Q

6 comments:

dusty said...

I did a post on this also..just now saw yours.Its a good article..very disgusting what the Pentagons beancounters will put our people through.

DeLay tossed in the towel this morning regarding his return to power as House Majority leader. Can a new indictment be far behind him?

Kate said...

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So does this mean that 80% of the surviving family members and their progeny for the next three generations can begin the largest class-action suit in history against the pResident, the Pentagram, and the Liquor Cabinet, for reckless, feckless endangerment, willful manslaughter, etc.?

I would like to see him, his whole family, and every person associated with this decision to go to war, bled completely dry. No funds left over to buy even a shot of whiskey at the local Cowboy Buns & Bush Clearing Saloon.

LaPopessa said...

What can you expect from a trio of morons who never saw action themselves - Bush, "deferments" Cheney and Rumsfeld. I get so angry when I think of Rumsfeld's statement that "you go to war with the army you have." Unfortunately, we went with the Secretary of Defense we had. And far too many men, women and children have died as a result. This administration has far too much blood on its hands.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Iraq had their Saddam Hussein, we have our Bush.
Both needed to be ousted a long time ago for allowing torture and other inhumane acts to take place.
Neither holds any moral highground and neither deserves any respect.

JimBob said...

Now now, if we had sent our troops into battle well-prepared, then we wouldn't have had enough money to funnel to all the campaigns of all the little Repubes that now hold public office...

Gotta get yer priorities straight.

"They're just poor people. Put 'em on the front lines!"
(Repubelican Party ceremonial war chant)

Karen Zipdrive said...

Egads, how I hate these nasty chickenhawks using our troops like toy soldiers.
I wish the military would revolt--
No armor, no deployment.