Press Release by Pinnacle Armor

[DefenseWatch does not normally post Press Releases of private companies, but in this case we are doing so because of the seriousness of this life-or-death issue. If any reader knows why the Army and the House Armed Services Committee are working in concert to prevent America's Grunts from being issued ...
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Sorenson’s Mission — Kill Dragon Skin

By Roger Charles On Friday of last week, MajGen Jeffrey Sorenson of the US Army stood up at a press conference and attempted, one more time, to drive a stake through the heart of that pesky Dragon Skin body armor, but, unlike the brittle SAPI plates of the Interceptor Body ...
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US Army Officials Continue to Trap Themselves In a Web of Deceit

By Nathaniel R. Helms The United States Army claims it has not mounted a campaign to make soldiers shed their clearly superior Dragon Skin body armor in favor of the Army's inferior Interceptor OTV. Over the last seven months Army officials have alternately claimed and denied that they know all ...
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Is the Procurement System Actually Working AGAINST the Troops?

By Paul Connors Recently, DefenseWatch Editor-in-Chief Nat Helms beat the mainstream press to the punch and broke a story regarding the complete breakdown in the DoD procurement system when he released the first in a series of articles concerning defective Interceptor body armor. In a multi-part series, Helms trumped the ...
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Pentagon Bean Counters Just Don’t Get It

By Roger Charles When the post-mortem on our current military venture in Iraq is finally written, and if an honest analysis is allowed, the failure of the United States to provide decent, best-available body armor to our fighters will be acknowledged as the worst equipment failure of all. And, again ...
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Interceptor OTV Body Armor Cost Lives, An Internal USMC Reports Shows

The Interceptor Outer Tactical Vest was designed for use with SAPI plates and replaces the Personnel Armor System, Ground Troop Flak vest, more commonly known as the flak vest. The "Marine Lethal Torso Injuries: Preliminary Findings 8/29/2005" was reportedly made to identify current weaknesses in the product, which was designed ...
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Point Blank Body Armor and Dragon Skin…Conclusion

By Nathaniel R. Helms US Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler received two Medals of Honor for incredible bravery and the title of world-class hypocrite because he dared call war and the trapping of war "a racket."   In the case at hand the product is body armor and ...
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Point Blank Body Armor and Dragon Skin II

By Nathaniel R. Helms At the time of this report, despite repeated inquiries, the Department of Defense and the US Army had not commented on this report. So-called "SAPI" plates do not provide complete protection from sniper bullets because of gaps in coverage around the torso. Two weeks ago the ...
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Point Blank Body Armor and Dragon Skin

by Nathanial R. Helms A complete suit of Dragon Skin armor, at more than $5,000 per copy, currently costs about five times as much as Interceptor OTV body armor being issued to the troops. Inceptor armor is primarily produced by two giant companies, Armor Holdings Corporation, the current darling of ...
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PowerPoint – From 1998 “Defending America”

by Peter J. Nebergall, PhD Note: PowerPoint Presentations still in the news as mentioned in the New York Times recent post. In 1961, disgusted by the verbal excesses of his fellows, anthropologist Elman Service penned "Models in the Methodology of Mouthtalk." In this paper, he railed against "conspicuous conceptualization," his term ...
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