The Army and Marine Corps bought hundreds of thousands of sets of body armor — without the equipment being properly tested, according to a report by the Defense Department’s inspector general.
Upon subsequent tests, the armor did indeed fail some of the time.
An uncle of mine is a retired Army Colonel whose political views tilt decidedly rightward. But he’s furious about the shoddy medical treatment that injured soldiers get now, having to wait months just to be accepted to get treatment, if they aren’t outright denied. Sending untested body armor into combat zones is equally unforgivable. How did it get so screwed up?