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Date: 1/7/06 at 12:26PM
Most Marines killed in Iraq could have been saved by body armor
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.
Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein: 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)
Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com frankofbos
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:21 am (PDT)
Bush Says “Support the Troops” While He Sends them to War Unarmored –
Bush History, 8/16
President Bush says on this date, “There is nothing complicated about
supporting our troops”. Yet his administration sends them to war
without body armor or armored vehicles. One father of a dead soldier
said, “he would have been better off in a Toyota”. Also on this date
the Army reports the highest soldier suicide rate in 26 years.
Click here for more, and a Bushism …
Today’s categories: Failing the Troops, Hypocrisy, Iraq
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On March 23, 1943, a Senate committee heard testimony that officials of the US Steel corporation had deliberately sold sub-standard steel armor plates to the procurement services of the government for use in the war industry. The practice resulted in the manufacture of products that endangered the lives of Allied soldiers, sailors and merchant seamen involved in World War II.
Witnesses revealed that US Steel had faked test reports to meet specifications for agencies such as the American Bureau of Shipping by recording false values for tensile strength. The hearing estimated that US Steel had passed as much as 30,000 tons of armor plate.
Inspectors for US Steel described how they had been instructed to “go easy on rejections” or fake test records. US Steel officials, in awkward attempts to dodge the charges, said, “There were intended to be limits to the faking,” and “He went beyond his instructions.” Company spokesmen, attempting to control the damage, stated that they had been ignorant of the practice and sought to scapegoat a few individuals.
The Senate committee did not investigate whether the orders to falsify tests and sell inferior steel were limited to mid-level management, or originated at the top levels of the corporation. The case was turned over to the FBI, where it was pigeon-holed.
The investigation arose after a newly-constructed 16,500-ton bunker broke in two in a California shipyard only a few hours after it had been delivered to the Maritime Commission. The Senate committee charged that the severed material was “more like cast iron than steel.”
US Steel not only profited from government contracts to supply the US military, but shipped products to Britain and the Soviet Union through the Lend-Lease program. The Senate committee investigation only gave a glimpse of enormous corruption and profit-making of US corporations in World War II.
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