Now it’s an emergency?
“The U.S. Army, under pressure to issue more protective gear to its soldiers in Iraq, has signed a $70 million emergency contract with a California company to rush ceramic body armor to the front lines.”
Better 3 years late than never, I guess...
Meanwhile, desperate parents have been buying body armor for their deploying children and the Pentagon has yet to reimburse them. And Soldiers for the Truth reports that soldiers who purchased “Dragon Skin” body armor are being told they may lose their death benefits if they wear it.