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    Canadian Reader, carolita, moose67

    There were many generals over in Iraq wearing it, supposedly testing it.  I haven't really read up on everything going on regarding the body armour.  I know about it because when my husband was headed over to Iraq (as a civilian contractor), we were looking into purchasing it.

    I think it's like alot of defense contractors.  Who lobbies more and whose congressman is pushing more for the factory to get the contract.  Unfortunately, it's the men and women in uniform who get the shaft because the majority of the defense spending bills do tend to go to new weapon development and not looking to the needs of the men and women in uniform.  Nothing new, this has been going on long before Vietnam.

    Guess supporting the troops only go as far as getting them over there to fight huh?

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