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Our Davis, CA, police department recently unveiled its special acquisition from the military surplus online cop-shopping mall: a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle, or MRAP. The community was ...
by Laurel in CA
Comment Count 138 comments on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 09:31 PM PDT with 250 Recommends
2012 the late (and great) Michael Hastings reported in Rolling Stone Magazine that after one of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's friends was killed in Afghanistan, and after hearing his fellow soldiers talk ...
by TeamSarah4Choice
Comment Count 248 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 07:15 AM PDT with 388 Recommends
Talk about free stuff. The Wood County Sheriff Department in Bowling Green, Ohio just received a $650,000 MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle from the U.S. Army. According to the Bowling ...
by Zwoof
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 07:41 PM PST with 33 Recommends
They are already using it. Nov. 7 - While making the arrest of a kidnap suspect yesterday, Boise Police had evidence the suspect may be heavily armed and in possession of a large amount of explosive ...
by Drewid
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 05:51 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Another story I saw at Raw Story which got me checking around for videos, which, in turn, educated me to the fact that this is occurring at a variety of police departments, mainly around the south ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 59 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 05:13 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
Thanks to the tireless advocacy of [http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/11/marines-deep-six-super-geeks-career/ Franz Gayl] our Marines on patrol in Afghanistan and Iraq are now well protected ...
by Stranded Wind
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 01:08 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Support The Troops. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was adamant, today, that MRAP personnel carriers remain a top priority. $30-billion dollars.
by vets74
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 07:29 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
The Bush Legacy Project is off to a rough start. Despite a fresh set of talking points and a round ...
by dday
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 05:55 PM PST with 42 Recommends
A spokesman for the Defense Department Inspector General's office told me on Tuesday that they will conduct an inquiry into the multi-year delay in purchasing mine-resistant vehicles for Marines ...
by smintheus
Comment Count 101 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 08:41 PM PST with 0 Recommends
This is exactly why Russ Feingold was so prescient in pushing the Iraq debate forward today; because the batshit ...
by dday
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 05:33 PM PST with 26 Recommends
As with just about everything else coming from the "support the troops" crowd. Cross posted from Sancho Press. http://sanchopress.com/ FINALLY! This is an issue that has been discussed for ...
by Kathie Costos
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:20 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Another study showing just how much the government supports the troops:
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 94 comments on Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 08:21 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The [Pentagonhttp://www.defenselink.mil] is making a big deal about Robert Gates' self-congratulatory [speechhttp://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1209] on Friday at a South ...
by smintheus
Comment Count 79 comments on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 06:24 PM PST with 0 Recommends
While the Pentagon can't get enough of the tanks to the troops, it delivered one of the vehicles to Congress's backyard on July 30, 2007, for a photo op with GOP Rep Jack Kingston.
by MPetrelis
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 11:55 AM PST with 7 Recommends
The Pentagon just spent more than $1 billion to buy thousands of those heavily armored, mine-resistant vehicles, to protect our Marines in Iraq against roadside bombs -- so that's good news, right? ...
by trivium
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 10:15 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Delays in delivery of badly-need, more IED-resistent armored vehicles (so-called Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles) to the field have been discussed in a ...
by Papa Joe
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 01:52 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
As has long been reported , more than half of all U.S. military deaths in Iraq have been caused by ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 193 comments on Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 10:07 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
For those of you still wondering why Biden voted for the Iraq war funding supplemental in May, here's some video footage I took in Charleston that I'm just now getting around to uploading. Sen. Joe ...
by shelbinator
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2007 at 03:30 PM PDT with 2 Recommends