Discussion in 'Military' started by manu1959, Jan 10, 2006.
for the 7th month in a row....
thanks for the link
i saw it on the news.....are we suposed to say that ? wouldn't wnt to get banned :duh3:
I saw in the news that the US troops have not a good particularly for the kevlar coat. Studies from Pentagon shows that 80 % of the killed US soldiers in Iraq could have been saved if the kevlar was best. But the family have to pay if they want a best kevlar coat.
As Mrs Clinton said, I think that 250 dollars more by soldier is not a lot if it can save their lives.
The thing about recruiting goals...they are 'goals'. They can be adusted as seen fit by those who make a LOT more money than most of us. Enlistments falling? Lower your goals. Now, you'll MEET your goals.
That's rich, considering that it was the Clintons who slashed defense spending by almost 1/2 during the 1990s.
Don't be fooled, Hillary Clinton is very anti-military, she is just acting pro-military for the time being. She is getting ready to run for President in 2008, so she has to appeal to as many people as possible.
Well, the good news for me is that she won't be my Senator for very long, but the bad news is that she may eventually be my next President
It's not because Hilary say s such things that she becomes pro-war. She just said that soldiers need better kevlar and supplies, equipment. The soldiers themselves said it to Rummie when he went to Iraq.
But that was not the main content of my post, I quote Hilary just to end the post.
I find that it's a shame for the US army. 80 % could have been saved. It's enormous.
It is also bullshit.
Those Kevlar vests dont do much against IEDs. I have no idea what makes people think there is anything science and technology can do to make small unit conflict casualty free. It is just not possible. There would be no US casualties at all if we had nuked the place. Seems to me that such and action would have been most effective in preventing US casualties and still removed Saddam from power.
Also, people have to remember that the budget for the military is set by Congress. Both parties have a say in how much money is spent on what for our troops. If anyone is to blame it is the slimey politicians in both the House and the Senate who are more interested in their pork barrel projects than the latest and greatest equipment for the military folks who have to actually do the fighting.
What is IED ?
The kevlar are too small, the impacts on the bodies are often on the sides ogf the chest and in the shoulders, where the kevlar doesn't protect the soldier. (in comparaison, the french army's kevlar is bigger, and protect alos the neck. The US army should have the same one, for the wellfare of its soldiers.
the french army has not fired a shot since kevlar has been invented
for all you know the french vests are made of silk
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