Monday, May 09, 2005

Protective armor in Iraq being recalled

MSNBC story - The US Marine Corps. is recalling 5,277 Outer Tactical Vests because a Marine Corps. Times article mentions that many of the vests fall short in tests to protect against shrapnel and 9mm bullets, let alone high powered rifle shots. The vests cost $525, and over 181,000 Kevlar vests have been issued to Marines fighting overseas.


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