Skip to main content

View Diary: Pentagon forbids troops to buy better body armor (259 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Sounds like a lie. (none)
    the policy is paid-for by the soldier to a government insurance agency that, unlike private firms, does not routinely exclude combat death.

    How Can SGLI Coverage be Forfeited?

    The coverage provided by the SGLI program will be forfeited only when an insured member is found guilty of mutiny, treason, spying, or desertion, or refuses, because of conscientious objections, to perform service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or refuses to wear the uniform of such force.

    No insurance shall be payable for death inflicted as a lawful punishment for crime or for military or naval offense except when inflicted by an enemy of the United States.

    •  Maybe someone at the Pentagon... like John Yoo (none)
      Is parsing "or refuses to wear the uniform ..."
      to mean, "They refuse to wear the crappy body armor WE issue (albeit late)  so we don't have to pay out if they die."
      Why would they care? They sent people there without enough body armor, and now they threaten them? I don't get it, really I don't.  
      (PS, Thanks OH!)

      War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

      by Margot on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 05:28:57 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Boom (none)
      "...refuses to wear the uniform..."

      if you're wearing dragon skin and not an Interceptor OTV you are, technically, out of uniform.

      Now, I note from their website that they make panels which will fit inside the OTV's pockets.

      When I go downrange, I may do a little Dragonskin fundraising. Hope noone minds.

      Phase 1: Collect underpants
      Phase 2: ?
      Phase 3: Profit!

      by Oregon guy on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 06:52:13 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site