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ID:

24

Date:

2005-05-09

Headline:

Marine Corps issued flawed armor

Reporter's name:

Christian Lowe

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Marine Corps Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Marine Corps Times used FOIA to reveal that the Marine Corps issued nearly 10,000 troops in Iraq body armor that ballistics experts rejected because tests revealed life-threatening flaws in the vests. The Corps recalled 5,277 vests made by Point Blank Body Armor when faced with the imminent publication of an eight-month probe into the purchase and distribution of the vests.

Notes:

Keywords:

Pompano Beach; Point Blank Body Armor Inc.; Marine Corps


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US

Categories:

Iraq
military


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