From the Google cache of Dear Kitty ModBlog.
Date: 1/7/06 at 12:26PM
WASHINGTON – A secret Pentagon study found that as many as 80 percent of Marines killed in Iraq from wounds to the upper body could have survived if they had had extra body armor, The New York Times reports.
“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,” the Times reported citing unnamed military officials.
“For the first time, the study by the military’s medical examiner shows the cost in lives from inadequate armor, even as the Pentagon continues to publicly defend its protection of the troops,” the report said.
See also here.
Also no body armor for British soldiers in Iraq: here.
- Body armor not built for all? (politico.com)
- Twenty Lies About the Iraq War (blacklistednews.com)
- The myth of ‘shock and awe’: why the Iraqi invasion was a disaster (telegraph.co.uk)
- Maddow to Rumsfeld: Talk about reflux, gardening, boils, anything but Iraq (rawstory.com)
- Why women are less free after Iraq War (edition.cnn.com)