Body armor in Iraq

Blair Watch gets it right. Things are so volatile and dangerous in Iraq that US military is forced to wear  bulky, heavy body armor.

Officers in the field are reporting Iraq still so dangerous that concerns about mobility and comfort, have been overridden by the apalling injury and death rate.

Major Combat Operations are over? It looks like nobody remembered to tell Major Combat…

The armor weighs about 18 pounds. That’s substantial extra weight especially considering Baghdad routinely hits 110 in the summer.

Soldiers for Truth acidly comments

Look at the disconnect between the DoD acquisition system that finds body armor at $4000 per set too expensive, while the DoD personnel system is now paying $400,000 in death insurance benefits to the beneficiaries of each KIA.

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