- to learn more about suicide prevention – NEVER LEAVE A MARINE *…*
August 28, 2010 – There is help out there. Let’s make sure our brave heroes have the best medical care possible.
- Privatising war
August 27, 2010 – Quite a thoughtful article on the risks of ceding effective control of our US military to private contractors. It is often simply question of loyalty and integrity vs. ...
Two years ago, sophisticated sensors were implanted in military helmets of some 7,000 troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The purpose of the sensors was to evaluate the extent of concussions and brain trauma injuries caused by IEDs and other combat related incidents. According to the military video shown below, data from these sensors was downloaded monthly to a computer terminal and then forwarded to a “secure” data center in Aberdeen, MD for analysis.
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Thanks to superb pro bono legal representation by a team from the NYC office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLC, a federal district judge has issued his ruling on SFTT’s editor’s request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) for forensic records held by the Department of Defense regarding the performance of government-issued body armor. The ruling was characterized in the following way by a news service covering legal issues:
U.S. Loses FOIA Ruling on Body Armor Records
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- And I Thought U.S. *Military Procurement* Was Slow
August 21, 2010 – Looks like our British allies have been afflicted by the same military procurement virus that has devastated the US military procurement system. Is there anyone we can fully trust?
- Northrop Grumman wins $300 million contract from *US Army*
August 21, 2010 – Significant upgrade in communications security for our ...
- *US* Marine Corps must redefine mission: Gates
August 14, 2010 – Not sure it makes a lot of sense for the Marine Corps to redefine their mission. Isn’t that the responsibility of the Secreatry of Defense in consultation with the other military service components, Congress and other govenment Departments and agencies?
- Fallen Heroes: Army Spc. Faith R. Hinkley
August 14, 2010 – Excellent point. Despite the wind-down ...
- BAE Systems Displays Ultra Lightweight Warrior (ULW) Infantry *…*
August 7, 2010 – The development and deployment of light and effective body armor is to be applauded. Nevertheless, considering the US Army’s and DoD’s shoddy test procedures and questionable contract awards as documented in GAO studies, we are hopeful that all new military protective gear is properly tested and its suppliers vetted.
- A Sergeant’s ...
- Google Alerts – body armor – Former *Body*-*Armor* Executive on Trial for Fraud – Blogrunner
July 27, 2010 – This long trial is finally drawing to a close. It is sad to think that body armor used by the majority of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have been supplied by a company run by Mr. Brooks. Point Blank Armor is now in Chapter 11. Can’t we do better for our troops?
- Google Alerts – military ...
I have been pondering for some time what more I could do to help promote Soldiers For The Truth’s Basic 5 Campaign. My latest effort has been to inform politicians running for congressional and statewide offices of our cause. Politicians are never more accessible than when running for office, so my plan is to take advantage of that situation and that is what I did!
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Reuters reports that unsecured creditors of Point Blank Solutions Inc. have asked the Delaware bankruptcy court to appoint an examiner or Chapter 11 trustee to displace the company’s board.
According to the Reuters news release, “the official committee of unsecured creditors claimed that the company had placed the interests of insiders above maximizing value of the business. The filing claims that “restructuring alternatives had benefited Steel Partners, which provided Point Blank with a $20 million debtor-in-possession loan.” According to ...Continue Reading →
The Washington recently aired a story on the increased frustration with the “Rules of Engagement” governing military personnel deployed in Afghanistan. The story, written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, documents several incidences where US troops under attack were not able call in additional support for fear of wounding or killing civilians. Said one disgruntled soldier interviewed for the Washington Post article, ‘”this is not how you fight a war, at least not in Kandahar, we’ve been handcuffed by our chain of command.”
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